A dramatic 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; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.
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|Company||:||Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco|
|Countries||:||China, France, Italy, United Kingdom|
|Casts||:||John Lone as Emperor Puyi, Peter O'Toole as Reginal Flemming Johnson, Joan Chen as Wang Jung, Vivian Wu as Wen Hsiu, Dennis Dun as Big Li, Ruocheng Ying as Governor, Victor Wong as Chen Pao Shen, Maggie Han as Eastern Jewel, Ric Young as Interrogator, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Chang, Richard Vuu as Puyi, Age 3 Years, Tsou Tijger as Puyi, Age 8 Years, Lisa Lu as Tzu Hsui, Henry O as Lord Chamberlain, Constantine Gregory as Oculist, Yu Li as Second High Consort, Ryuichi Sakamoto as Amakasu, Daxing Zhang as Tough Warder, Chen Kaige as Captain of Imperial Guard, Fumihiko Ikeda as Yoshioka, Tao Wu as Puyi, Age 15 Years, Hideo Takamatsu as General Ishikari, Basil Pao as Prince Chun, Shi Liang as Republican Officer, Shu Chen as Chang Chinghui, Cai Hongxiang as Scarface (uncredited), Glen Murphy as Captain (uncredited), Biao Wang as Prisoner (uncredited), Jade Go as Ar Mo, Tianmin Zhang as Old Tutor (as Zhang Tianmin)|
|Plot Keywords||:||buddhism, suicide, china, suicide attempt, war crimes, becoming an adult, isolation, war on drugs, opium, experiment, drug addiction, world war ii, revolution, emperor, arranged marriage, manchuria, dynasty, reeducation camp, biography, war, coup d'etat, autobiography, based on a true story, teacher, beijing, china, dowager, decadence, communism, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1910s, 1930s, japanese occupation of china, lgbt interest|