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The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(Italian: L'ultimo imperatore) is a 1987 British-Italian epic biographical drama film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci. Independently produced by Jeremy Thomas, it was directed by Bertolucci and released in 1987 by Columbia Pictures.[4] Puyi's life is depicted from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Communist Party of China. The film stars John Lone
John Lone
as Puyi, with Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Vivian Wu, and Chen Kaige. It was the first Western feature film authorized by the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
to film in the Forbidden City
Forbidden City
in Beijing.[2] It won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.[5]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Development 3.2 Filming

4 Soundtrack 5 Release

5.1 Critical response

6 Awards 7 Historical omissions 8 Alternate versions 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Plot[edit] In 1950, Puyi
Puyi
has been kept in custody for five years, since the Red Army captured him during the Soviet Union entry into the Pacific War in 1945. In the recently established People's Republic of China, Puyi arrives as a political prisoner and war criminal at the Fushun Prison. Soon after his arrival, Puyi
Puyi
attempts suicide, but is quickly revived and told he must stand trial. 42 years earlier, in 1908, a toddler Puyi
Puyi
is summoned to the Forbidden City by the dying Empress Dowager Cixi. After telling him that the previous emperor had died earlier that day, with her last words, Cixi tells Puyi
Puyi
that he will be the next emperor. After his coronation, Puyi, frightened by his new surroundings, repeatedly expresses his wish to go home, which is denied him. Despite having scores of palace eunuchs and maids to wait on him, his only real friend is his wet nurse, who accompanied him and his father to the palace on the Empress Dowager's summons. The next section of the film continues the series of chronological flashbacks showing Puyi's early life: from his imperial upbringing in the Forbidden City
Forbidden City
with his younger brother, Pujie, during the Republican era, his tutelage under the kindly Scotsman Reginald Johnston, his marriage to Wanrong, and his increasing rebellion against traditional court practices, to his subsequent exile in Tientsin following the Beijing Coup, his Japanese-supported puppet reign of Manchukuo, and then his capture by the Red Army
Red Army
– all intermixed with flash-forwards portraying his prison life in the 1950s. Under the "Communist re-education programme" for political prisoners, Puyi
Puyi
is coerced by his interrogators to formally renounce his forced collaboration with the Japanese invaders for war crimes during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Finally, after a heated discussion with the camp commandant and upon watching a film detailing the wartime atrocities committed by the Japanese, Puyi
Puyi
recants his previous stance and is considered rehabilitated by the government; he is subsequently set free in 1959. The final minutes of the film show a flash-forward to 1967 during the rise of Mao Zedong's cult of personality and the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. By now, Puyi
Puyi
has become a simple gardener who lives a peasant proletarian existence. On his way home from work, he happens upon a Red Guard parade, complete with children playing pentatonic music on accordions en masse and dancers who dance the rejection of landlordism by the Communists. His prison camp commander, who helped him greatly during his rehabilitation, is forced to wear a dunce cap and a sandwich board bearing punitive slogans, and is one of the political prisoners now punished as an anti-revolutionary in the parade. Puyi
Puyi
later visits the Forbidden City
Forbidden City
as an ordinary tourist. He meets an assertive little boy wearing the red scarf of the Pioneer Movement. The young Communist orders Puyi
Puyi
to step away from the throne. However, Puyi
Puyi
proves to the boy that he was indeed the Son of Heaven, proceeding to approach the throne. Behind it, Puyi
Puyi
finds a 60-year-old pet cricket that he was given by an elderly Mandarin on his coronation day and gives it to the child. Amazed by the gift, the boy turns to talk to Puyi, but the emperor has disappeared. In 1987, a tour guide is leading a group through the palace. Stopping in front of the throne, the guide sums up Puyi's life in a few, brief sentences, concluding that he died in 1967. Cast[edit]

John Lone
John Lone
as Puyi
Puyi
(adult)

Richard Vuu as Puyi
Puyi
(3 years old) Tijger Tsou as Puyi
Puyi
(8 years old)[6] Wu Tao as Puyi
Puyi
(15 years old)

Joan Chen
Joan Chen
as Wanrong Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
as Reginald Johnston Ying Ruocheng as Detention Camp Governor Victor Wong as Chen Baochen Dennis Dun as Big Li Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
as Amakasu Masahiko Maggie Han as Eastern Jewel (Kawashima Yoshiko) Ric Young as Interrogator Wu Junmei as Wenxiu Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Chang Jade Go as Ar Mo Fumihiko Ikeda as Colonel Yoshioka Fan Guang as Pujie
Pujie
(adult), Puyi's younger brother

Henry Kyi as Pujie
Pujie
(7 years old) Alvin Riley III as Pujie
Pujie
(14 years old)

Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
as Empress Dowager Cixi Hideo Takamatsu as General Takashi Hishikari Hajime Tachibana as the Japanese translator Basil Pao as Prince Chun, Puyi's father Henry O as the Lord Chamberlain

Production[edit] Development[edit] Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
proposed the film to the Chinese government as one of two possible projects - the other was an adaptation of La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate) by André Malraux. The Chinese preferred The Last Emperor. Producer Jeremy Thomas
Jeremy Thomas
managed to raise the $25 million budget for his ambitious independent production single-handedly.[7] At one stage, he scoured the phone book for potential financiers.[8] Bertolucci was given complete freedom by the authorities to shoot in The Forbidden City, which had never before been opened up for use in a Western film. For the first ninety minutes of the film, Bertolucci and Storaro made full use of its visual splendour.[7] Filming[edit] 19,000 extras were needed over the course of the film. The Chinese army was drafted in to accommodate.[9] Soundtrack[edit] Main article: The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(album) While not included on the album soundtrack, the following music was played in the film: "Am I Blue?" (1929), "Auld Lang Syne" (uncredited), and "China Boy" (1922) (uncredited). Release[edit] Hemdale Film Corporation
Hemdale Film Corporation
acquired all North American distribution rights to the film on behalf of producer Thomas,[10] who raised a large sum of the budget himself. Hemdale, in turn, licensed theatrical rights to Columbia Pictures, who were initially reluctant to release it, and only after shooting was completed did the head of Columbia agree to distribute The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
in North America.[2] Hemdale licensed its video rights to Nelson Entertainment, which released the film on VHS
VHS
and Laserdisc.[10] The film also received a Laserdisc release in Australia in 1992, through Columbia Tri-Star Video. Years later, Artisan Entertainment
Artisan Entertainment
acquired the rights to the film and released both the theatrical and extended versions on home video. In February 2008 The Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection
(under license from now-rights-holder Thomas) released a four disc Director-Approved edition, again containing both theatrical and extended versions.[11] Criterion released a Blu-ray version on 6 January 2009.[11] The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
had an unusual run in theatres. It did not enter the weekend box office top 10 until its twelfth week in which the film reached #7 after increasing its gross by 168% from the previous week and more than tripling its theatre count (this was the weekend before it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture). Following that week, the film lingered around the top 10 for 8 weeks before peaking at #4 in its 22nd week (the weekend after winning the Oscar) (increasing its weekend gross by 306% and nearly doubling its theatre count from 460 to 877) and spending 6 more weeks in the weekend box office top 10.[12] Were it not for this late push, The Last Emperor would have joined The English Patient, Amadeus, and The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
as the only Best Picture winners to not enter the weekend box office top 5 since these numbers were first recorded in 1982. The film was converted into 3D and shown in the Cannes Classics section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[13] Critical response[edit] The film received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 92% "Certified Fresh" score based on 59 reviews, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The site's consensus states: "While decidedly imperfect, Bernardo Bertolucci's epic is still a feast for the eyes."[14] Metacritic
Metacritic
reports a 76 out of 100 rating based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[15] Awards[edit] At the 60th Academy Awards, the film won all nine Oscars for which it was nominated:[5]

Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) Best Art Direction (Art Direction: Ferdinando Scarfiotti; Set Decoration: Bruno Cesari and Osvaldo Desideri) Best Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro) Best Costume Design (James Acheson) Best Film Editing (Gabriella Cristiani) Best Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su) Best Sound (Bill Rowe and Ivan Sharrock) Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium ( Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci)

45th Golden Globe Awards

Best Film - Drama Best Director Best Original Score Best Screenplay

Other awards

David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Film[16] David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Director David di Donatello
David di Donatello
for Best Script Nastro d'Argento for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award

Historical omissions[edit] In Japan, the Shochiku Fuji Company edited out a thirty-second sequence from The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
depicting the Rape of Nanjing
Rape of Nanjing
before distributing it to Japanese theatres, without Bertolucci's consent. The Rape of Nanjing
Rape of Nanjing
— in which hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians were brutalized and massacred by the Imperial Japanese Army — is an event disputed by some Japanese, and a diplomatic stumbling block with China. Bertolucci was furious at Shochiku Fuji's interference with his film, calling it "revolting". The company quickly restored the scene, blaming "confusion and misunderstanding" for the edit while opining that the Rape sequence was "too sensational" for Japanese audiences.[17] Jeremy Thomas
Jeremy Thomas
recalled the approval process for the screenplay with the Chinese government: "It was less difficult than working with the studio system. They made script notes and made references to change some of the names, then the stamp went on and the door opened and we came."[9] Alternate versions[edit] The film's theatrical release ran 160 minutes. Deemed too long to show in a single three-hour block on television but too short to spread out over two nights, an extended version was created which runs 218 minutes. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
Vittorio Storaro
and director Bernardo Bertolucci have confirmed that this extended version was indeed created as a television mini-series and does not represent a "director's cut".[18] The Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection
2008 version of 4 DVDs adds commentary by Ian Buruma, composer David Byrne, and the Director's interview with Jeremy Isaacs (ASIN: B000ZM1MIW, ISBN 978-1-60465-014-3). It includes a booklet featuring an essay by David Thomson, interviews with production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay and production-diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard. See also[edit]

Historical period drama films set in Asia Big Shot's Funeral, a film with a plot that involves a fictional remake of The Last Emperor

References[edit]

^ "THE LAST EMPEROR (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 November 1987. Retrieved 28 March 2016.  ^ a b c Love And Respect, Hollywood-Style, an April 1988 article by Richard Corliss
Richard Corliss
in Time ^ "The Last Emperor". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 29, 2016.  ^ Variety film review; October 7, 1987. ^ a b "The 60th Academy Awards
60th Academy Awards
(1988) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-07-31.  ^ "THE LAST EMPEROR (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 November 1987. Retrieved 28 March 2016.  ^ a b McCarthy, Todd (2009-05-11). "'The Last Emperor' - Variety Review". Variety. Retrieved 2013-02-06.  ^ Jafaar, Ali (2009-05-11). "Producers team on 'Assassins' Redo". Variety. Retrieved 2010-04-07.  ^ a b Lieberson, Sandy (2006-04-11). " Jeremy Thomas
Jeremy Thomas
- And I'm still a fan". Berlinale Talent Campus. Archived from the original on 24 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-07.  ^ a b "FindLaw's California Court of Appeal case and opinions". Findlaw. Retrieved 2018-01-23.  ^ a b The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) The Criterion Collect ^ The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) - Weekend Box Office Results Box Office Mojo ^ "Cannes Classics 2013 line-up unveiled". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2013-04-30.  ^ " The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 28 March 2016.  ^ " The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 March 2016.  ^ "Cronologia Dei Premi David Di Donatello". David di Donatello. Retrieved 27 June 2017.  ^ The Rape of Nanking. Chang, Iris. Page 210. BasicBooks, 1997. ^ Kim Hendrickson (2008-01-03). "Final Cut". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 

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Films directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Feature films

La commare secca
La commare secca
(1962) Before the Revolution
Before the Revolution
(1964) Partner (1968) The Spider's Stratagem
The Spider's Stratagem
(1970) The Conformist (1970) Last Tango in Paris
Last Tango in Paris
(1972) 1900 (1976) La Luna (1979) Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
(1981) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) The Sheltering Sky (1990) Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993) Stealing Beauty
Stealing Beauty
(1996) Besieged (1998) The Dreamers (2003) Me and You (2012)

Short films

Agony (1969) Histoire d'eaux (2002)

Awards won by The Last Emperor

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Academy Award for Best Picture

1927/28–1950

Wings (1927/28) The Broadway Melody
The Broadway Melody
(1928/29) All Quiet on the Western Front (1929/30) Cimarron (1930/31) Grand Hotel (1931/32) Cavalcade (1932/33) It Happened One Night
It Happened One Night
(1934) Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld
(1936) The Life of Emile Zola
The Life of Emile Zola
(1937) You Can't Take It with You (1938) Gone with the Wind (1939) Rebecca (1940) How Green Was My Valley (1941) Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver
(1942) Casablanca (1943) Going My Way
Going My Way
(1944) The Lost Weekend (1945) The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Hamlet (1948) All the King's Men (1949) All About Eve
All About Eve
(1950)

1951–1975

An American in Paris (1951) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
(1953) On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
(1954) Marty (1955) Around the World in 80 Days (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) Gigi (1958) Ben-Hur (1959) The Apartment
The Apartment
(1960) West Side Story (1961) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Tom Jones (1963) My Fair Lady (1964) The Sound of Music (1965) A Man for All Seasons (1966) In the Heat of the Night (1967) Oliver! (1968) Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy
(1969) Patton (1970) The French Connection (1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
(1972) The Sting
The Sting
(1973) The Godfather
The Godfather
Part II (1974) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

1976–2000

Rocky
Rocky
(1976) Annie Hall
Annie Hall
(1977) The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter
(1978) Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979) Ordinary People
Ordinary People
(1980) Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
(1981) Gandhi (1982) Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
(1983) Amadeus (1984) Out of Africa (1985) Platoon (1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
(1989) Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
(1990) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Unforgiven
Unforgiven
(1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994) Braveheart
Braveheart
(1995) The English Patient (1996) Titanic (1997) Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
(1998) American Beauty (1999) Gladiator (2000)

2001–present

A Beautiful Mind (2001) Chicago (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Million Dollar Baby (2004) Crash (2005) The Departed (2006) No Country for Old Men (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009) The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2010) The Artist (2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Birdman or: (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Spotlight (2015) Moonlight (2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama

1940s

The Song of Bernadette (1943) Going My Way
Going My Way
(1944) The Lost Weekend (1945) The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946) Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Johnny Belinda / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) All the King's Men (1949)

1950s

Sunset Boulevard (1950) A Place in the Sun (1951) The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront
(1954) East of Eden (1955) Around the World in 80 Days (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) The Defiant Ones (1958) Ben-Hur (1959)

1960s

Spartacus (1960) The Guns of Navarone (1961) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The Cardinal
The Cardinal
(1963) Becket (1964) Doctor Zhivago (1965) A Man for All Seasons (1966) In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Lion in Winter (1968) Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

1970s

Love Story (1970) The French Connection (1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
(1972) The Exorcist (1973) Chinatown (1974) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Rocky
Rocky
(1976) The Turning Point (1977) Midnight Express (1978) Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979)

1980s

Ordinary People
Ordinary People
(1980) On Golden Pond (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982) Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
(1983) Amadeus (1984) Out of Africa (1985) Platoon (1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

1990s

Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves
(1990) Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991) Scent of a Woman (1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(1994) Sense and Sensibility (1995) The English Patient (1996) Titanic (1997) Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) American Beauty (1999)

2000s

Gladiator (2000) A Beautiful Mind (2001) The Hours (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Aviator (2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) Babel (2006) Atonement (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) Avatar (2009)

2010s

The Social Network
The Social Network
(2010) The Descendants
The Descendants
(2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) The Revenant (2015) Moonlight (2016) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Film

1940s

The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1947) Hamlet (1948) Bicycle Thieves
Bicycle Thieves
(1949)

1950s

All About Eve
All About Eve
(1950) La Ronde (1951) The Sound Barrier
The Sound Barrier
(1952) Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
(1953) The Wages of Fear
The Wages of Fear
(1954) Richard III (1955) Gervaise (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957) Room at the Top (1958) Ben-Hur (1959)

1960s

The Apartment
The Apartment
(1960) Ballad of a Soldier
Ballad of a Soldier
(1961) The Hustler (1961) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Tom Jones (1963) Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) My Fair Lady (1965) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) A Man for All Seasons (1967) The Graduate (1968) Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy
(1969)

1970s

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(1970) Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) Cabaret (1972) Day for Night (1973) Lacombe, Lucien
Lacombe, Lucien
(1974) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
(1975) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976) Annie Hall
Annie Hall
(1977) Julia (1978) Manhattan (1979)

1980s

The Elephant Man (1980) Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire
(1981) Gandhi (1982) Educating Rita (1983) The Killing Fields (1984) The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo
(1985) A Room with a View (1986) Jean de Florette
Jean de Florette
(1987) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1988) Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
(1989)

1990s

Goodfellas (1990) The Commitments (1991) Howards End (1992) Schindler's List
Schindler's List
(1993) Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral
(1994) Sense and Sensibility (1995) The English Patient (1996) The Full Monty
The Full Monty
(1997) Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in Love
(1998) American Beauty (1999)

2000s

Gladiator (2000) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Pianist (2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The Aviator (2004) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) The Queen (2006) Atonement (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
(2009)

2010s

The King's Speech
The King's Speech
(2010) The Artist (2011) Argo (2012) 12 Years a Slave (2013) Boyhood (2014) The Revenant (2015) La La Land (2016) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(2017)

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César Award for Best Foreign Film

Scent of a Woman (1976) We All Loved Each Other So Much
We All Loved Each Other So Much
(1977) A Special
Special
Day (1978) The Tree of Wooden Clogs
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
(1979) Manhattan (1980) Kagemusha
Kagemusha
(1981) The Elephant Man (1982) Victor/Victoria (1983) Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander
(1984) Amadeus (1985) The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Purple Rose of Cairo
(1986) The Name of the Rose (1987) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1988) Bagdad Café
Bagdad Café
(1989) Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons
(1990) Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
(1991) Toto the Hero
Toto the Hero
(1992) High Heels (1993) The Piano
The Piano
(1994) Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral
(1995) Land and Freedom
Land and Freedom
(1996) Breaking the Waves (1997) Brassed Off
Brassed Off
(1998) Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
(1999) All About My Mother
All About My Mother
(2000) In the Mood for Love
In the Mood for Love
(2001) Mulholland Drive (2002) Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine
(2003) Mystic River (2004) Lost in Translation (2005) Million Dollar Baby (2006) Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
(2007) The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
(2008) Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir
(2009) Gran Torino
Gran Torino
(2010) The Social Network
The Social Network
(2011) A Separation (2012) Argo (2013) The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Broken Circle Breakdown
(2014) Mommy (2015) Birdman (2016) I, Daniel Blake (2017) Loveless (2018)

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David di Donatello
David di Donatello
Award for Best Film

1970–1980

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
/ Metello (1970) The Conformist / The Garden of the Finzi-Continis / Waterloo (1971) The Working Class Goes to Heaven
The Working Class Goes to Heaven
/ This Kind of Love (1972) Alfredo, Alfredo
Alfredo, Alfredo
/ Ludwig (1973) Amarcord
Amarcord
/ Bread and Chocolate
Bread and Chocolate
(1974) Drama of the Rich
Drama of the Rich
/ Conversation Piece (1975) Illustrious Corpses (1976) The Desert of the Tartars
The Desert of the Tartars
/ An Average Little Man
An Average Little Man
(1977) The Iron Prefect / In the Name of the Pope King
In the Name of the Pope King
(1978) Christ Stopped at Eboli / To forget Venice
To forget Venice
/ The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1979)

1981–2000

Starting from Three (1981) Talcum Powder (1982) The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of the Shooting Stars
(1983) Le Bal / And the Ship Sails On
And the Ship Sails On
(1984) Carmen (1985) Let's Hope It's a Girl
Let's Hope It's a Girl
(1986) The Family (1987) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1988) The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1989) Open Doors (1990) Mediterraneo / Towards Evening
Towards Evening
(1991) The Stolen Children (1992) The Great Pumpkin (1993) Dear Diary (1994) School (1995) August Vacation
August Vacation
(1996) The Truce (1997) Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
(1998) Not of this World (1999) Bread and Tulips
Bread and Tulips
(2000)

2001–present

The Son's Room
The Son's Room
(2001) The Profession of Arms (2002) Facing Windows
Facing Windows
(2003) The Best of Youth
The Best of Youth
(2004) The Consequences of Love
The Consequences of Love
(2005) The Caiman
The Caiman
(2006) The Unknown Woman (2007) The Girl by the Lake (2008) Gomorrah (2009) The Man Who Will Come (2010) We Believed (2011) Caesar Must Die
Caesar Must Die
(2012) The Best Offer
The Best Offer
(2013) Human Capital (2014) Black Souls
Black Souls
(2015) Perfect Strangers (2016) Like Crazy (2017)

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