Empire of the Sun FINAL SCENE (Império do Sol cena final). From the opening scenes ' floating coffins, children's choir and comic books to the elegiac final picture of a drifting collection of what's been lost. Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, Empire of the Sun The final scene of this great film by. März um Just as his parents ignored the terrifying truth at their doorstep, Jamie appears largely content by the whole situation, sure that his parents will return and enjoying free reign of the house in the meantime. The boy is too young to realize the classism and racism in his words, and already Spielberg undercuts the idea of innocence and nostalgia for an era that raised children to views others as inferior based on ethnicity and birthright. After spending three years in the Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, though, Jamie is inured to such sights, and he routinely helps out Basie, though he does balance his actions with a concern for the other prisoners' well-being. Artificial Intelligence 3 Schindler's List 4. I love just about everything, with A. Ballard, the cold observer of extreme violence who wrote Crash among many other chilling works, this internment is no less horrifying. It is a testament to the writing, Spielberg's pacing and Bale's performance that the shift is more than just nominal: Damit ist Das Reich der Sonne die erste Hollywood-Produktion, die eine Drehgenehmigung für China erhielt. He does not recognize his parents, and when he finally does and falls into his mother's arms, he does so less out of joy than the desperate hope that, by doing so, he might revert to a time when everything he's seen wasn't true. There are echoes of several future Steven Spielberg motifs, notions and themes here: Empire of the Sun was given a limited release on December 11, , before being wide released on Christmas Day, Late in the film, Japanese soldiers march prisoners across hundreds of miles of terrain, and they stumble across a field strewn with old luxuries -- cars, pianos, gilded furniture.