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The Last Emperor


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Bernardo Bertolucci 's epic, Oscar-winning drama, starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

In 1908, when just three years old, Pu Yi is chosen to rule China, the world's most highly populated nation. But, as history transforms the world outside, he becomes a prisoner in the Forbidden City, treated like a god but unable to leave his palace. (Widescreen)
Bertolucci talks about his work in Scene by Scene, which follows.
(1987,15) See Films: pp 60-68 ****
Film of the week: page 53


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown: John Lone
Unknown: Joan Chen
Unknown: Pu Yi
an adultAisin-Gioro Henry Pu Yi,: John Lone
Wan Jung 'Elizabeth: Joan Chen
Reginald Johnston -RJ: Peter O'Toole
Governor: Ying Ruocheng
Chen Pao Shen: Victor Wong
Masahiko Amakasu: Ryuichi Sakamoto

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