PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
The production tracked down several people from Puyi's life, including the prison governor and his manservant, to unofficially advise the director.
Perhaps you think we're here to teach men to lie in a new way?
The Governor: Why did you sign every accusation made against you? I didn't stop you from killing yourself to see you like this! Someone who will sign anything to please his enemies... to please me!
The Governor: ...
When Puyi's wife arrives at the marriage ceremony a woman can be seen in the background clutching to the side rail as she almost trips down the flight of stairs.
The Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray releases are re-framed in director of photography Vittorio Storaro's preferred Univisium 2.00:1 format. This was the intended ratio for the film, despite it being commonly projected in 2.39:1 during its theatrical release.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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