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Last Emperor, The

[cert 15, 106 mins]

A 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, we see his decline through abdication, exploitation by the invading Japanese and finally to an obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's republic.

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Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Film Studies, History, Media Studies

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