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The Last Emperor

Movie Title: 
The Last Emperor
Picture: 

The Last Emperor

Year of Production: 
1987
Genre: 
Biography
Director: 
Bernardo Bertolucci
Internet Movie Database: 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093389/
Video Information: 
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Movie Description: 
The Last Emperor is a biopic about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci. It was directed by Bertolucci and released in 1987 by Columbia Pictures. Puyi's life is depicted from his ascension to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities. The film stars John Lone as Puyi, with Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, and Chen Kaige. It was the first feature film for which the producers were authorized by the Chinese government to film in the Forbidden City in Beijing. It won won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.