The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
Directed By Bernardo Bertolucci
Written By Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe
Cast John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Ruocheng Ying
Produced By Jeremy Thomas
Film Editing By Gabriella Cristiani
Cinematography By Vittorio Storaro
Music By Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su, David Byrne

Recorded Picture Company, Hemdale Film, TAO Film, AAA Soprofilms, Columbia Pictures


United Kingdom, China, Italy


English, Mandarin

Release Date

October 23, 1987


160 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Columbia Pictures

Budget $23,800,000
Gross $43,984,230



  • John Lone as Puyi
  • Joan Chen as Wanrong
  • Peter O'Toole as Reginald Johnston
  • Victor Wong as Chen Baochen
  • Dennis Dun as Big Li
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto as Amakasu Masahiko
  • Maggie Han as Eastern Jewel
  • Ric Young as Interrogator
  • Vivian Wu as Wenxiu
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Chang
  • Jade Go as Ar Mo
  • Fumihiko Ikeda as Colonel Yoshioka
  • Richard Vuu as Puyi (3 years old)
  • Tijger Tsou as Puyi (8 years old)
  • Wu Tao as Puyi (15 years old)
  • Fan Guang as Pujie
  • Lisa Lu as Empress Dowager Cixi
  • Hideo Takamatsu as General Hishikari Takashi
  • Basil Pao as Zaifeng, Prince Chun
  • Henry O as Lord Chamberlain



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