The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor


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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.

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IMDB 7.7 (111k)


History, Drama, Made in Europe


2h 40min

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Italy, United Kingdom, China, France


Bernardo Bertolucci


John Lone
Pu Yi (Adult)
Joan Chen
Wan Jung
Peter O'Toole
Reginald Johnston (R.J.)
Ruocheng Ying
The Governor
Victor Wong
Chen Pao Shen
Dennis Dun
Big Li
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Maggie Han
Eastern Jewel
Ric Young
Vivian Wu
Wen Hsiu
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Jade Go
Ar Mo
Fumihiko Ikeda
Richard Vuu
Pu Yi (3 years)
Tsou Tijger
Pu Yi (8 years)
Tao Wu
Pu Yi (15 years)
Lisa Lu
Tzu Hsui
Hideo Takamatsu
General Ishikari
Hajime Tachibana
Japanese Translator
Basil Pao
Prince Chun
Henry O
Lord Chamberlain
Chen Kaige
Captain of Imperial Guard
Constantine Gregory
Yu Li
Second High Consort
Zhang Tianmin
Old Tutor
Shi Liang
Republican Officer
Chen Shu
Chang Chinghui
Daxing Zhang
Tough Warder
Matthew Spender
Cai Hongxiang
Scarface (uncredited)
Glen Murphy
Captain (uncredited)
Biao Wang
Prisoner (uncredited)