The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History


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The story of the final Emperor of China.

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Director:

Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers:

Mark Peploe (screenplay), Bernardo Bertolucci (screenplay), Enzo Ungari (initial screenplay collaboration)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marlon Brando, Sean Connery and William Hurt were considered for the role of Reginald Johnson.


Quotes

Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston: Words are important.
Pu Yi, at 15: Why are words important?
Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston: If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say and a gentleman should always mean what he says.


Goofs

The tour guide at the end of the film says that Pu Yi was 3 years old at his coronation. Puyi was born Feb. 7, 1906 and invested Nov. 14, 1908, aged 2 years 10 months. However, the guide was likely using the Chinese age system, in which a person is automatically aged "1" when born.


Alternate Versions

The Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray releases are re-framed in director of photography '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.

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Genres

Biography | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

15 April 1988

Language

English, Mandarin, Japanese


Country of Origin

UK, Italy, China, France, USA

Filming Locations

Beijing Studios, Beijing, China

Box Office

Budget:

£23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)

Gross:

$43,984,230 (USA)

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