The Last Emperor

Synopsis: This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended.
Director(s): Bernardo Bertolucci
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 9 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
163 min

for many years. Your Majesty.

He is so small!

He is young, Your Majesty.

Go. Go!

The Emperor's brother.

His Excellency, Pu Chieh.

Ar Mo.

How is the health of His

Majesty's mother?

It is better, thank you. How

much His majesty has grown!

My mother has not seen me for

seven years!

Do you remember my face?


The night they came with the horses,

I knew it would be like this.

My brother sees you everyday!

Pu Chieh is very excited to meet you.

He often talks about you.

We are all very proud of you.

The kite.

He chose this for you.


They're turning away!

Of course! Ordinary people are

not allowed to look at the Emperor!

I am too important.

Is it true that you can do

whatever you want?

Of course, I can. If I am naughty, someone

else is punished. One of them!


The Emperor will walk.

I have never met other children.

Are they all like you?

I've got three sisters and two friends.

If you come to our house,

you can play with us.

The Emperor never leaves the


We play games together!

I know a game too! Run!

The ones in the boat are the

high consorts /High consorts?

The wives of the emperor

before me.

They say they're my mother,

but they're not! They're not!

Why are you wearing that?

You are not allowed to wear yellow!

But this is ordinary yellow.

It is lmperial yellow!

No, it is not!

We say it is! Only the Emperor

can wear that yellow! Take it off!


Take it off!

No! And you're not the

Emperor anymore!

There is a

new Emperor now!

He has cut off his queue, and instead of a

camel, he has got a car!

What did you say?

You're not the Emperor!


You're not the Emperor


Liar! Liar!

You're not the...


You're not the Emperor!

/How dare you!

Calm yourselves! Oh!

You're not the Emperor!

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Mark Peploe

Mark Peploe (born 1943 in Kenya) is a screenwriter and film director. He is the brother of Clare Peploe. more…

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