The Last Emperor

He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for our world of change.

The Last Emperor (1987)

DramaHistory

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.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari.

Release Date: 1987-10-21
Status: Released
Run time: 163 min / 2:43
Budget: $23,000,000
Revenue: $43,984,230
Production Companies : Columbia Pictures, Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco
Production Countries: France, China, United Kingdom, Italy

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John Lone
Puyi
Peter O'Toole
Reginal Flemming Johnson
Joan Chen
Wang Jung
Dennis Dun
Big Li
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Amakasu
Ruocheng Ying
Governor
Victor Wong
Chen Pao Shen
Maggie Han
Eastern Jewel
Ric Young
Interrogator
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Chang
Fumihiko Ikeda
Yoshioka
Richard Vuu
Puyi - 3 Years
Tsou Tijger
Puyi - 8 Years
Tao Wu
Puyi - 15 Years
Daxing Zhang
Tough Warder
Vivian Wu
Wen Hsiu
Lisa Lu
Tzu Hsui
Hideo Takamatsu
General Ishikari
Basil Pao
Prince Chun
Henry O
Lord Chamberlain
Chen Kaige
Captain of Imperial Guard
Constantine Gregory
Oculist
Shi Liang
Republican Officer
Shu Chen
Chang Chinghui
Cai Hongxiang
Scarface (uncredited)
Glen Murphy
Captain (uncredited)
Biao Wang
Prisoner (uncredited)
Yu Li
Second High Consort
Jade Go
Ar Mo
Chen Kaige
Captain of Imperial Guard (as Chen Kai Ge)
Tianmin Zhang
Old Tutor (as Zhang Tianmin)

Crew

Directing Bernardo Bertolucci Director
Writing Mark Peploe Screenplay
Production John Daly Producer
Production Franco Giovale Producer
Production Joyce Herlihy Producer
Sound Ryuichi Sakamoto Original Music Composer
Sound David Byrne Original Music Composer
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Editing Gabriella Cristiani Editor
Sound Bill Rowe Sound Designer
Sound Ivan Sharrock Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay
Writing Enzo Ungari Screenplay
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Art Bruno Cesari Production Design
Writing Aisin-Gioro Puyi Author
Production Jeremy Thomas Producer
Sound Cong Su Music
Production Joanna Merlin Casting
Art Maria-Teresa Barbasso Art Direction
Art Gianni Giovagnoni Art Direction
Art Gianni Silvestri Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Iole Cecchini Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Fabrizio Sforza Makeup Artist
Production Stefano Bolzoni Production Manager
Production Mario Cotone Production Supervisor
Crew Michael Saxton Post Production Supervisor
Directing Biao Wang Assistant Director
Crew Gino De Rossi Special Effects
Crew Ann Tasker Unit Publicist
Crew Maurice Binder Title Graphics
Editing Catherine Hodgson Assistant Editor
Camera Angelo Novi Still Photographer
Directing Suzanne Durrenberger Continuity

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