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Dec 05, 2018 07:22 PM
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China Remembers 'Last Emperor' With Death of Director Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci in the Palace Museum, Beijing during the filming of
Bernardo Bertolucci in the Palace Museum, Beijing during the filming of "The Last Emperor" in 1987. Photo: VCG

Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, who died in late November, produced dozens of films over a career that spanned five decades, including 1972’s controversial “Last Tango in Paris.” But in China he is best remembered for “The Last Emperor,” an Oscar-winning historical epic that broke ground as the first modern foreign film to “discover” a Chinese box office now challenging the U.S. as the world’s largest.

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