The Last Emperor (1987)

Bernardo Bertolucci

Main cast
John Lone; Peter O'Toole; Joan Chen; Dennis Dun; Ryuichi Sakamoto

Drama, History

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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