Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 09 Jul 2006
Winner of nine Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor embraces the entire sweep of twentieth century China and charts the most tumultuous changes the country has ever seen. Despite its cast of thousands, its palatial and exotic locations, the sumptuous design, the film is also the intimate story of an extraordinary and unique man and his journey of self-discovery, a man who started life as the ruler of half the world’s population and ended it as a humble gardener in Peking. One of the biggest and most ambitious films of the era, filmed almost entirely on location in China in 1986, Bertolucci and his producer Jeremy Thomas were the first Western film-makers to be allowed to make a film about modern China.