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The Last Emperor (1987)

“1500 slaves. 353,260,000 royal subjects. Warlords. Concubines. And 2 wives. He was the loneliest boy in the world.”

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Plot

This film is an epic account of the last Emperor of China before, during and after the communist revolution. The small boy was raised in luxury in the Forbidden City and worshiped by millions of people. He is protected from the violent political turmoil of the revolution until the Red Army captures him and puts him in prison in 1950. While in prison, he recalls his lavish youth in the style of flashbacks and flashforwards. He abdicates his throne and becomes one among the millions of peasant workers in the People’s Republic of China. Once an emperor, how is he able to handle ordinary working life?

The Last Emperor Streaming: Where to Watch Online?

The Last Emperor is a drama movie featuring John Lone and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

The Last Emperor is currently streaming on Criterion Channel and HBO Max.

It is also possible to buy The Last Emperor on Amazon Video, Apple iTunes and Vudu.