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The Last Emperor (1987) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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.

    - Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>
  • A biography of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three was named the Emperor of China, and dies as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking. Told in an interesting flashback/flashforward style, we learn of Pu Yi's childhood, the time he spent imprisoned in the Forbidden City, his term as the emperor of Japans Manchuguo, and his eventual release back to public life in 1959.

    - Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Arrival. A train pulls into a station in North China. It's 1950. Soldiers are everywhere. The train is a prison train and all who depart from it are war criminals. The prisoners are hustled into the station building to wait...

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