The Last Emperor
October 1987

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.

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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.
This film cost $23 million and has so far returned $44 million.
Runtime is 163 mins.
  • Drama
  • History
Cast & Crew
  • Buddhism
  • Suicide
  • China
  • Suicide attempt
  • War crimes
  • Becoming an adult
  • Isolation
  • War on drugs
  • Opium
  • Experiment
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