PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Two thousand soldiers had the front of their heads shaved in order to play Qing banner men. They were persuaded to do so by their officers who convinced them that it show friendship to the Italians and British. They were given a bonus of $3.50.
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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