PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
This was the first film made in and about the country to be produced with full Chinese government cooperation since 1949.
Emperor Pu Yi:
This isn't a school; it's a prison. A real prison.
When Johnston is about to board a ship to England in 1931, a ticket office window is seen in the background with opening and closing times given in simplified Chinese characters. China only switched to simplified characters after the Communists came to power in 1949, with a drive to improve literacy. At the time this scene takes place, traditional full-form characters would have been used.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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