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The Last EmperorThe film depicts the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Communist Party of China.
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Directors of "The Last Emperor"Bernardo BertolucciBirthdate: 16 March 1941, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Creators of "The Last Emperor"Mark PeploeBirthdate: 1943, KenyaBernardo BertolucciBirthdate: 16 March 1941, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Critic Reviews of "The Last Emperor"New York Daily NewsFebruary 17, 2015
As pure spectacle, "The Last Emperor" is a spellbinding peek behind the gate of a lost world.Chicago TribuneJanuary 07, 2014
It is a hesitant, conservative approach that yields great elegance and a rhythm that carries the viewer along. Yet the film is haunted by a sense of opportunities not taken, of an artist deliberately reining in his artistry.Philadelphia InquirerJanuary 07, 2014
If there is such a thing as voluptuous detachment, Bertolucci and John Lone have found it. Lone's achievement in his absorbing account of Pu Yi is to place him at a distance and yet make his plight totally involving.Orlando SentinelJanuary 07, 2014
There's probably a truly great movie in the story of Pu Yi, but The Last Emperor is not that movie. Still, what director Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris) has accomplished here is both ambitious and impressive.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 22, 2013
As coolly lavish an epic as we may ever see.Entertainment WeeklySeptember 07, 2011
The expanse of time is saturated with an expanse of visual beauty that feels absolutely right for the story.United Press InternationalAugust 23, 2016
It is the grandeur of the boy king and his unreal opulent world that is best remembered, splendid and isolated, and at last, because of its loneliness, sad.Boston PhoenixFebruary 21, 2015
One of the most provocative and stunningly beautiful films of the past 20 years.Radio TimesJanuary 07, 2014
One of the most visually arresting pictures of recent years.Christian Science MonitorJanuary 07, 2014
The story is colorful and sometimes unpredictable, so it's rarely boring. But it's rarely much deeper than the emperor's favorite rice bowl.Philadelphia Daily NewsJanuary 07, 2014
Even though its ambitions sometimes get the better of it, the film succeeds often enough to make us grateful that, even in our MTV age, a director like Bertolucci is still willing to get on the mat and grapple with Personality and History.People MagazineJanuary 07, 2014
At last a real, thought-provoking, eyeball-popping movie epic.
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