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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

A Feature film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Release in France : 25/11/1987

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (3)

Co-production :

Soprofilms

French distribution :

Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

Foreign production companies :

Tao 2 film, Recorded Picture Company

Synopsis

The true story of Pu Yi, the last monarch of a China that changed drastically during his lifetime. Though he comes to power at the age of three and is waited on hand and foot by an army of servants and consorts, Pu Yi is politically powerless. His life becomes a tortuous struggle with this reality, as he is used as a puppet by the Japanese and later reeducated by the communists. Bernardo Bertoluccis award-winning film is epic, lavish, and poignant.

Full credits (4)

Foreign Producer :

Jeremy Thomas

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Director of Photography :

Vittorio Storaro

Music Composer :

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Portrait

Themes :

History

Production language :

Mandarin

Coproducer countries :

Italy, Great Britain, France, Hong Kong

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Minority French (Italy, Great Britain, France, Hong Kong)

Production year :

1987

French release :

25/11/1987

Runtime :

2 h 44 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

66849

Visa issue date :

18/11/1987

Approval :

Production formats :

35mm