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The Last Emperor (1987)

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Kaige Chen Kaige Chen
Captain of Imperial Guard
Tao Wu Tao Wu
Pu Yi - 15 Years
Henry O Henry O
Lord Chamberlain
Hideo Takamatsu Hideo Takamatsu
General Ishikari
Lisa Lu Lisa Lu
Tzu Hsui
Richard Vuu Richard Vuu
Pu Yi - 3 Years
Jade Go Jade Go
Ar Mo


Written by
Mark Peploe Mark Peploe
(screenplay) and
Bernardo Bertolucci Bernardo Bertolucci
(screenplay)


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Open the Door.

11 years, 10 months ago at Dec 4 20:24
3 votes
Emperor Pu Yi: This isn't a school; it's a prison. A real prison.

He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for our world of change. The story of the final Emperor of China.

John Lone: Emperor Pu Yi / Henry

One could easily state Bernardo Bertolucci crea... read more

The Last Emperor

6 years, 5 months ago at Apr 28 21:34
1 vote
As a series of beautifully ornate costumes, moody cinematography, exotic locations, and observation of shifting tastes – politically, culturally – in various eras, The Last Emperor is a grand statement. A movie in big emblazoned letters, a movie that rests in the truest sense of the term cinematic, but it’s a pity that there’s no good script to go along with all of the detailed craft and p... read more

A classic

2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 26 22:51
1 vote
I already saw this movie but it was such a long time ago and since I had it on DVD, I was really eager to check it out. First of all, to be honest, I was actually rather disappointed that they shot this movie in English instead of Mandarin of Manchurian which was probably the language spoken by the Emperor. Then, even though it was almost 3 hours long, it still must be the most accessible movie di... read more
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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.
Release date: 23 October 1987
UPC: 012236049609
Tags: Drama (22), China (17), Biography (16), 1987 (13), Historical (10), 1980s (9), (8), Epic (8), Italy (8), Emperor (8), Royalty (7), Biopic (6), Cultural Revolution (5), Forbidden City (5), WWII (5), Palace (5), Manchuria (5), Museum (5), History (4), Empress (4)
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" Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci Produced by: John Daly and Derek Gibson Written by: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Enzo Ungari Based on the novel "From Emperor to Citizen, The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi", by: Pu Yi Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro Edited by: Gabrielle Cristiani Music by: David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Cong Su Distributed by: Helmdale Pictures and Columbia Pictures"


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" John Lone as Pu Yi - Adult Richard Vuu as Pu Yi - 3 Years Tsou Tijger as Pu Yi - 8 Years (as Tijger Tsou) Tao Wu as Pu Yi - 15 years(as Wu Tao)"


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A classic

“I already saw this movie but it was such a long time ago and since I had it on DVD, I was really eager to check it out. First of all, to be honest, I was actually rather disappointed that they shot this movie in English instead of Mandarin of Manchurian which was probably the language spoken by the Emperor. Then, even though it was almost 3 hours long, it still must be the most accessible movie directed by Bertolucci. Basically, it was pretty much a rather straightforward biopic but it doesn't mean that I didn't seriously enjoy it though. Indeed, even though storywise, it was nothing really groundbreaking, it was visually really impressive and, by far, the most ambitious feature in this area delivered by the Italian master. Concerning the story, not only it was an entertaining tale about t” read more

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"Setting: China This was a beautiful movie. More than a piece of chinese history this is the heartbreaking story of a man whose life was from the very beginning not his own. "


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