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7.8

The Last Emperor (1987)

The Last Emperor
Running time: 156 min. | Genre: Drama, Historical, Biography, Epic cinema
The Last Emperor

Synopsis

THE LAST EMPEROR is the true story of Pu Yi, the last monarch of a China that changed drastically during his lifetime. Though he comes to power at the age of three and is waited on hand and foot by an army of servants and consorts, Pu Yi is politically powerless. His life becomes a tortuous struggle with this reality, as he is used as a puppet by the Japanese and later reeducated by the communists. Bernardo Bertoluccis award-winning film is epic, lavish, and poignant.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci)
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Sound
WINNER

Golden Globes Awards

Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci)
WINNER
Best Picture - Drama
WINNER
Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Drama (John Lone)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Costume Design
WINNER
Best Makeup and Hair Stylist
WINNER
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Peter O'Toole)
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Special Visual Effects
NOMINATED

César Award

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER

David di Donatello

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Peter O'Toole)
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Costume
WINNER
Best Producer
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Vivian Wu)
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Bernardo Bertolucci)
WINNER

Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Cinematography
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

Best Cinematography
WINNER

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Details

Original title

The Last Emperor

Director

Bernardo Bertolucci

Producer

Coproducción GB-Italia-China; Columbia Pictures, Hemdale Corporation, TAO Film, Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Coproducción Reino Unido-Italia-China; Columbia Pictures, Hemdale Film Corporation

Running time

156 min.

Screenwriter

Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci

Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su

Cinematography

Vittorio Storaro

Year

1987

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ranking

IMDb
7.8

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