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The Last Empress

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The mainland Chinese government was less than perfectly amused by [[Performer~P81701~Bernardo Bertolucci~bernardobertolucci]]'s award-winning movie [[Feature~V28316~The Last Emperor~thelastemperor]], and this film constitutes a sort of cinematic rebuttal. In the [[Performer~P81701~Bertolucci~bernardobertolucci]] film, the last holder of the Manchu throne, Pu Yi, was shown as very much a victim of circumstance, and if he was cruel at times, this was directly attributable to his upbringing. Likewise, he...more

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