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The Last Emperor (1987)

November 4, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Odyssey of Pu Yi, from Emperor of China at age three to puppet ruler of Manchukuo during the Japanese occupation by humble gardener in a hungry country convulsed by the Cultural Revolution is the centerpiece of this epic saga covering 70 years of China’s turbulent 20th Century. The film won an incredible nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Direction and Cinematography.

Recorded Picture Company. Producer: Jeremy Thomas. Screenwriter: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe. Cinematographer: Vittorio Storaro. Editor: Gabriella Cristiani. Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong.

35mm, color, 165 min.

View the trailer below.