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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor • 2h 43m

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  • THE LAST EMPEROR Commentary

    This commentary features director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto. It was produced by Mark Rance and was recorded in 2003 and 2007.

  • The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertol...

    In 1984, after his project RED HARVEST fell through, director Bernardo Bertolucci made a decision to go east instead of west—which led him to China and the making of THE LAST EMPEROR. This film by Fernand Moszkowicz (assistant director on LAST TANGO IN PARIS) explores the director’s journey.

  • Postcards from China

    In 1985, Bernardo Bertolucci went with a crew to China in search of faces, landscapes, and atmosphere for THE LAST EMPEROR. These video postcards, filmed by the director himself, offer a taste of that journey.