The Last Emperor

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The Last Emperor

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The Last Emperor

Release Date: May 27, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «1500 slaves. 353,260,000 royal subjects. Warlords. Concubines. And 2 wives. He was the loneliest boy in the world.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco
Director    :   Bernardo Bertolucci
Producers    :   John Daly, Jeremy Thomas, Franco Giovale, Joyce Herlihy, Joanna Merlin, Mario Cotone, Stefano Bolzoni
Writers    :   Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe, Enzo Ungari, Aisin-Gioro Puyi
RunTime    :   163 mins.
Budget    :   23000000
Revenue    :   43984230

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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