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Last Emperor, The (Director's Cut)

Theatrical Release Date:  12 Mar 2004
Home Ent. Release Date:  23 May 2004
Running Time:  218mins


Winner of nine Oscars including Best Director and Best Picture, the director’s cut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s (Last Tango in Paris, Stealing Beauty) The Last Emperor includes 59 minutes of extra footage and presents the film’s definitive version. This epic tale 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

Directed By:

  • Bernardo Bertolucci


  • John Lone
  • Joan Chen
  • Peter O'Toole

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