The Last Emperor Solarmovie

The Last Emperor (1987)


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.

The Last Emperor Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 7.6/10 from 887 votes
Release Date: 1987-10-21
Status: Released
Run time: 219 min / 3:39
Production Studio : Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco
Production Countries: China, France, Italy, United Kingdom


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
Chen Shu
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)


Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Production John Daly Producer
Production Jeremy Thomas Producer
Sound David Byrne Original Music Composer
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay
Directing Bernardo Bertolucci Director
Camera Angelo Novi Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up James Acheson Costume Design
Writing Mark Peploe Screenplay
Production Franco Giovale Producer
Production Joyce Herlihy Producer
Sound Ryuichi Sakamoto Original Music Composer
Editing Gabriella Cristiani Editor
Sound Bill Rowe Sound Designer
Sound Ivan Sharrock Sound Designer
Writing Enzo Ungari Screenplay
Art Bruno Cesari Production Design
Writing Aisin-Gioro Puyi Author
Production Joanna Merlin Casting
Art Gianni Giovagnoni Art Direction
Art Maria-Teresa Barbasso Art Direction
Crew Gino De Rossi Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Iole Cecchini Hair Designer
Sound Cong Su Music
Art Gianni Silvestri Art Direction
Directing Biao Wang Assistant Director
Production Mario Cotone Production Supervisor
Crew Maurice Binder Title Graphics
Production Stefano Bolzoni Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Fabrizio Sforza Makeup Artist
Editing Catherine Hodgson Assistant Editor
Crew Michael Saxton Post Production Supervisor
Directing Suzanne Durrenberger Continuity
Crew Ann Tasker Unit Publicist