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Based upon the life of the last Manchurian Emperor of China.

The film won nine Academy Awards.
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CastVivian Wu, Victor Wong, Peter O'Toole, John Lone, Joan Chen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ric Young, Dennis Dun
DirectorBernardo Bertolucci
Genre:  Drama
Release Date:  November 18, 1987
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterBernardo Bertolucci
Runtime:  160 Minutes
Studio:  Columbia Pictures
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review by . May 07, 2009
The Last Emperor is a western look at the fall of the Manchurian Dynasty, the last piece if ancient China. The Manchu's emperor would later become a prisoner of his own environment. In the latter years of his life, he would remain ignorant of the warlord period and his corruption of "power" when he would become a glorified puppet of the Japanese Empire. After the end of World War II, the Emperor Pu Yi would later become a prisoner of war in a Chinese "re-education" center. He would have to answer …
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