PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Over 1,000 schoolchildren were brought in to play Red Guards in the 1967 Cultural Revolution march. Bernardo Bertolucci had problems instilling the right amount of anger in them, as none of them knew of the attitudes of the Cultural Revolution.
Open the door! Open the door! Open the door!... Open the door!
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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