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.

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  1. Bernardo Bertolucci

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Henry Pu-yi


  3. Enzo Ungari


  4. Mark Peploe


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  1. John Lone

    John Lone

    Pu Yi

  2. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole

    Reginal Flemming Johnson

  3. Joan Chen

    Joan Chen

    Wang Jung

  4. Dennis Dun

    Dennis Dun

    Big Li

  5. Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Ryuichi Sakamoto


  6. Ruocheng Ying

    Ruocheng Ying


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 43m

Budget $23,000,000.00

Revenue $43,984,230.00

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Release Information

  • November 18, 1987
    PG-13, Theatrical



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