The Last Emperor

Oscar Winner
Runtime: 163 minutes

He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for our world of change.

The Last Emperor is a biography film released in 1987. The film stars John Lone as Pu Yi - Adult, Joan Chen as Wan Jung and Peter O'Toole as Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston. The Last Emperor was produced for $23,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $44,000,000 in ticket sales and $19,000,000 in rental and home sales.

The Last Emperor was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in nine categories. It won the Oscar for art direction , cinematography, costume design, directing, film editing, music (original score), best picture, sound and writing (screenplay based on material from another medium).

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" This isn't a school; it's a prison. A real prison.
Emperor Pu Yi

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Filming Locations

Beijing Studios, Beijing, China

Beijing, China

Changchun Railway Station, Changchun, China

Changchun, China

Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Dalian, China

Forbidden City, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Incir De Paolis Studios, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Manchuria, China

Moorish Hall, Palazzo dei Congressi, Salsomaggiore Terme, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Passenger Terminal, Dalian, China

Puppet Manchurian Imperial Palace Museum, Changchun, China

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Summer Palace, Beijing, China

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