“Empire of the Sun” quotes(1987)
Plot – Eleven-year-old Jim lives in the comfort of the Shanghai's British colony. His favorite hobby is to build toy-planes. When the Japanese invade the city in 1941, Jim gets separated from his parents during the confusion of the escape. Wandering the streets of Shanghai, the boy ends up being arrested by the invaders and sent to a concentration camp with foreigners of all nationalities. Here Jim lives the difficult years of transition from childhood to adolescence: his role models are the wily Basie and the courageous Dr. Rawlins. With imagination and shrewdness, between suffering and play time, Jim is able to overcome this experience. He is even able to build a friendship, more or less remote, with a Japanese boy.
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“Empire of the Sun” Quotes 15 quotes
“It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch out. In between, it's like a country club.”
“- Jim: I was dreaming about God.
- Mary Graham, Jim's mother: What did he say?
- Jim: Nothing. He was playing tennis.”
“- Maxton: I heard you resigned from the Scouts.
- Jim: I've become an atheist.”
“- Jim: Can I have his shoes when he's dead?
- Dr. Rawlins: God you're a pragmatist, Jim.”
“- Dainty: What else you betting with Baise?
- Basie: My LIFE.”
“- Basie: Jim, didn't I teach you anything?
- Jim: Yes! You taught me that people will do anything... for a potato.”
“I saw it! I saw it! It was like a white light in the sky.”
“- Jim: Would you like a Hershey bar?
- Nina: Oh yes, please.
- Jim: So would I kid, have you got one?”
“- Jim: It almost looks as if they're waiting for something to happen...
- John Graham, Jim's father: Yes.
- Jim: They didn't look angry or anything...
- Maxton: It's not their anger; it's their patience.”