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Last Emperor, The: Director's Cut (1987)
Starring: Joan Chen, Dennis Dun, John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Victor Wong
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: Artisan
218 mins



A stunning milestone in the history of cinema, this is director Bernardo Bertolucci's original director's cut, presented for the first time on video, the way it was meant to be seen.

John Lone stars as Pu Yi, emperor of China, who comes from a long history of a tradition that is irreversibly altered by two world wars and fierce political upheaval. Guided by his English mentor, Pu Yi is forced to leave the lavish, protective walls of his kingdom and somehow find the strength to build a new life in a strange world he has always longed to explored, but has never really known.


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