Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.
- Genre: Drama, History, War
- Studio: Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: based on novel or book, stadium, prisoner of war, shanghai, china, bravery, peasant, pacific war, coming of age, chinese, japanese army, japanese soldier, japanese surrender, salt mine, internment camp, child protagonist, children in wartime, japanese occupation of china, suzhou, china
- Cast: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips