#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader’s tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended.
Plot: 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.
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‘The Last Emperor’ tells the story of Pu Yi, as an adult played by John Lone, the last emperor of China. He was three years old when he first sat down on the Dragon Throne. He didn’t know anything. The movie tells his story from that moment in flashbacks. We also get to see Pu Yi when the Chinese Communists have the power and he is imprisoned. Because people have taken care of him the rest of his life, from three years old to the moments inside the prison, it still feels he knows nothing.
To tell you about the life of Pu Yi would be a mistake. You have to see this movie to learn more about it. The strange thing is that Pu Yi can not do and decide much for himself. He is a hero of a movie where he is controlled by rules and other people. That is one of the reasons not many real things happen. We see the emperor grow up, we see him take an empress and a concubine, and then he has to leave the Forbidden City because the enemy is at the gate.
The impressive thing here are the locations and the costumes. Everything looks fabulous and it is not a surprise to find out that the movie was shot on location. With all the extras in those beautiful costumes there are a lot of very impressive scenes. May be the movie is a bit too long for some, it didn’t really bother me. Director Bernardo Bertolucci has made a terrific movie.
I can’t believe more people didn’t find this film dull!
This film is a wonderful example of the “Best Picture syndrome”. A dull film receives many Oscars (including Best Picture) and suddenly it’s considered a “masterpiece”. My theory is that the year the movie premiered, it must have been a very bad year in general OR it confirms that many on the Oscar committee LOVE to vote for giant epic films that are visually stunning (but unwatchably dull). I also wonder if many who voted never actually saw the film–if they had, many would have died of boredom and couldn’t have voted for the film!
My biggest problems with the movie are the turgid pacing as well as the general unlikability of the main character. When the Communists imprisoned this deposed emperor, I could sympathize with the revolutionaries and was shocked they didn’t put him to death! His life was lived in complete self-indulgence and he didn’t seem to care one bit for “his people”. So, for the only time in history, I found myself rooting for the Chinese Communists! If you DID actually enjoy this film, I can suggest several other epics that are dreadfully dull and overrated: The English Patient, Gandhi, and Ryan’s Daughter.
This is NOT to say that I hate epics or long movies–just not ones where you could care less for the characters (with the exception of Gandhi) and where the pacing is so slow. If you are not a glutton for punishment, try watching The Big Country (one of our greatest Westerns), Ben Hur (wow), Dances with Wolves, Chariots of Fire, The Best Years of Our Lives, etc. Make them LONG and BIG but give them characters you care about and pace them better!!!!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 43 min (163 min), 3 hr 39 min (219 min) (television), 3 hr 29 min (209 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari
Actors John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole
Country United Kingdom, China, Italy, France
Awards Won 9 Oscars. 60 wins & 22 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1 (Univisium), 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL, Technovision/Cooke Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
Film Length 4,580 m (Italy), 4,384 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Technovision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm