A behind-the-scenes shot from Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1986 film The Last Emperor shows Ladies-in-waiting by a small lake in the Summer Palace – poised for background action in the scenes where the eight-year-old emperor and his little brother visited the high consorts in the Imperial Gardens. Photo: Basil Pao

Incredible behind the scenes photos shot in Beijing on set of 1986 film The Last Emperor

  • After meeting and befriending director Bernardo Bertolucci, Basil Pao was offered a part in The Last Emperor
  • He took on other jobs during filming, including stills photographer, and a selection of his photos are on show in Hong Kong
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A behind-the-scenes shot from Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1986 film The Last Emperor shows Ladies-in-waiting by a small lake in the Summer Palace – poised for background action in the scenes where the eight-year-old emperor and his little brother visited the high consorts in the Imperial Gardens. Photo: Basil Pao
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