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.
- Genre: Drama, History
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Hemdale Film Corporation, Recorded Pictures Company, Soprofilms, TAO Film, Yanco
- Keyword: buddhism, suicide, china, suicide attempt, war crimes, becoming an adult, isolation, war on drugs, opium, experiment, drug addiction, world war ii, revolution, emperor, arranged marriage, manchuria, dynasty, reeducation camp, biography, coup d'etat, autobiography, based on true story, teacher, beijing, china, dowager, decadence, communism, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1910s, 1930s, japanese occupation of china, lgbt interest
- Cast: John Lone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu, Dennis Dun, Ruocheng Ying