Bernardo Bertolucci's film is a multilayered epic starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable--the life of emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and outside of the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Qing-dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.
Dennis Dun,Joan Chen,John Lone,Peter O'Toole,Victor Wong,Ying Ruocheng
Epic true story of the life of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China's Ching dynasty, before the communists took control. Finely detailed multi-Oscar winner!