The Last Emperor (1987)
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Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Taglines: 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.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari, Henry Pu-yi, ...

Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, ...

This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended.

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