PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
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.
Pu Yi, at 15:
Is it true, Mr. Johnston, that many people out there have had their heads cut off?
Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston: It is true, your majesty. Many heads have been chopped off. It does stop them thinking.
The Emperor sings "Am I Blue" in 1927, but the song wasn't written until 1929.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)