The Last Emperor

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The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor filmposter.jpg
Promotional poster
Directit biBernardo Bertolucci
Produced biJeremy Thomas
Written bi
Muisic bi
CinematographyVittorio Storaro
Eeditit biGabriella Cristiani
Distributit biColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 23 October 1987 (1987-10-23) (Italy)
  • 18 November 1987 (1987-11-18) (New York Ceety premiere)
  • 19 November 1987 (1987-11-19) (Los Angeles premiere)
  • 18 December 1987 (1987-12-18) (USA)
Rinnin time
163 minutes[1]
  • Unitit Kinrick
  • Italy
Budget$23.8 million[2]
Box office$44 million[3]

The Last Emperor (Italian: L'ultimo imperatore) is a 1987 Breetish-Italian epic biographical film aboot the life o Puyi, the last Emperor o Cheenae, that's autobiography wis the basis for the screenplay written bi Mark Peploe an Bernardo Bertolucci. Independently produced bi Jeremy Thomas, it wis directit bi Bertolucci an released in 1987 bi Columbia Pictures.[4] Puyi's life is depictit frae his ascent tae the throne as a smaa boy tae his imprisonment an poleetical rehabilitation bi the Communist Pairty o Cheenae.

The film starns John Lone as Puyi, wi Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, an Chen Kaige. It wis the first occidental featur film for which the producers war authorized bi the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae tae film in the Forbidden Ceety in Beijing.[2] It wan nine Academy Awairds, includin Best Pictur an Best Director.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "THE LAST EMPEROR (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 November 1987. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Love And Respect, Hollywood-Style, an Aprile 1988 airticle bi Richard Corliss in Time
  3. "The Last Emperor". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  4. Variety film review; October 7, 1987.
  5. "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-07-31.