This Oscar-winning biopic traces the life of Pu Yi, the last of the great emperors of China, from his ascent to the throne at age three, in 1908, to the time he was imprisoned in the Forbidden City, witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval.
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A dramatic fascinating insight-look of the history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China. Stunning achievement for the cinematic score and for the customes. It's detailing and the story stands up high as well. This was a very powerful movie. But be ready to sit through 3+ hours for this.
Bertolucci filmed for us a very good story from the PRC's history. A long but very engaging and emotional film. The downpoint is only of the language, IMHO it will be better if Bertolucci used the native Chinese language for its authenticity.