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The Last Emperor(Movie, 1987)

PG-13
| 2h 43min | Genres: Drama, History
The Last EmperorRating: 3.8/5 (with 621621 votes)
The Last Emperor (Italian: L'ultimo imperatore) is a 1987 epic biographical drama film about the life of Puyi, the final Emperor of China. It is directed by Bernardo Bertolucci from a screenplay he co-wrote with Mark Peploe, which was adapted from Puyi's 1964 autobiography, and independently produced by Jeremy Thomas. The film depicts Puyi's life from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist Party. It stars John Lone in the eponymous role, with Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Vivian Wu, Lisa Lu, and ()
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Available subtitles: English
Duration: 2h 43min
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Awards & Nominations for The Last Emperor

Academy Award for Best Picture David di Donatello for Best Film César Award for Best Foreign Film Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Sound European Film Academy Special Jury Award National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Sound David di Donatello for Best Director

About The Last Emperor

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.


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Additional Information

Shot in: Beijing
Plays in: Shanghai
Based on the work of: Puyi ("The First Half of My Life")
Main subject: Aisin-Gioro Puyi (Person)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Japanese (JA), Chichewa / Nyanja (NY), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Translated into 36 languages: Arabic (AR), Belarusian (BE), Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Estonian (ET), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Georgian (KA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovenian (SL), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 04/15/1988 (World premiere: 05/27/1987)
Appearing Characters: Puyi, Empress Wanrong, Reginald Johnston, Chen Baochen, Masahiko Amakasu, Yoshiko Kawashima, Wenxiu, Wang Lianshou, Pujie, Empress Dowager Cixi, Zaifeng, Prince Chun, Youlan, chamberlain, Takashi Hishikari, Zhang Jinghui, Hiro Saga, Xie Jishi
Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vivian Wu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Lisa Lu, Dennis Dun, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Chen Kaige, Wu Tao, Henry O, Constantine Gregory, Richard Vuu, Tijger Tsou, Jade Go, Fan Guang, Henry Kyi, Alvin Riley III, Basil Pao, Dong Liang, Hideo Takamatsu, Hajime Tachibana, Chen Shu, Cheng Shuyan, Li Fusheng
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Executive Producer: John Daly
Film Editor: Gabriella Cristiani
Director of Photography: Vittorio Storaro
Costume designer: James Acheson
Production Designer: Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"末代皇帝"
"Le dernier empereur"
"L'Ultimo imperatore"
"마지막 황제"
"O Último Imperador"
"Den siste kejsaren"
"末代皇帝"

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