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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

The Jeremy Thomas Collection


Bernardo Bertolucci

Mark Peploe

John Lone
Joan Chen
Peter O'Toole 

One of the most intelligent and genuinely artistic historical epics in cinema history – Variety

The 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.

WINNER: 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, 3 BAFTAs including Best Picture, 4 Golden Globes including Best Director

China, Italy, UK, France | English, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian | 1987 | 160 mins | HD