PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Bernardo Bertolucci proposed the film to the Chinese government as one of two possible projects - the other was "La Condition Humaine" by André Malraux. The Chinese preferred this project, and made no restrictions on the content.
Pu Yi, at 15:
I know that you know that I know that you know that that is a dialogue between Confucius and Chuang Tzu.
When Pu Yi walks out on the terrace during his inauguration the counting of the "kowtow" starts. At the inauguration or coronation of the emperor 3 times 3 bows should be made but you can clearly hear the count until 11.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)