Duration : 163 minutes
Actor : John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu, Dennis Dun, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Richard Vuu, Tsou Tijger, Lisa Lu, Henry O, Constantine Gregory, Yu Li, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Daxing Zhang, Chen Kaige, Fumihiko Ikeda, Tao Wu, Hideo Takamatsu, Basil Pao, Shi Liang, Shu Chen, Cai Hongxiang, Glen Murphy, Biao Wang, Jade Go, Tianmin Zhang
Studio : Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco
Keyword : buddhism, suicide, china, suicide attempt, war crimes, becoming an adult, isolation, war on drugs, opium, experiment, drug addiction, world war ii, revolution, emperor, arranged marriage, manchuria, dynasty, reeducation camp, biography, war, coup d'etat, autobiography, based on a true story, teacher, japanese occupation, beijing, dowager, decadence, communism, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1910s, 1930s, true story
A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.