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The Last Emperor full movie is released on Apr 15, 1988. Watch The Last Emperor online - the English Biography movie from China , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $43,993,869. The Last Emperor is directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and created by Enzo Ungari with John Lone and Joan Chen. The Last Emperor is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended.

As know as:

L'últim emperador, L'ultimo imperatore, Последният император, 末代皇帝, Den sidste kejser

Release Date:

Nov 18, 1987

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 08, 2008


China, Italy, United Kingdom, France


English, Mandarin, Japanese

Stream Service:

Artisan Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Yanco Films Limited, TAO Film, Recorded Picture Company (RPC)

Gross worldwide:



1500 slaves. 353,260,000 royal subjects. Warlords. Concubines. And 2 wives. He was the loneliest boy in the world., He was the Lord of Ten Thousand Years, the absolute monarch of China. He was born to rule a world of ancient tradition. Nothing prepared him for our world of change.


Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
When this film really sings, it's as if Bertolucci had tapped the wellspring of cinema and, ecstatic, discovered the eroticism at its essence.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 08, 2022
David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
The end of this near-masterpiece leaves one uneasy. It's hard to accept that Bertolucci, with his exhilarated sense of beauty, his love of pleasure, could accept the graying of China for any reason.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 02, 2022
Owen Gleiberman
Boston Phoenix
A fabulous facsimile of a movie, a frosting without a cake.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 02, 2022

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