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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

A Feature film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Release in France : 25/11/1987

    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.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Soprofilms

    French distribution :

    Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA)

    Foreign production companies :

    Tao 2 film, Recorded Picture Company

    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