(AP) The Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci has died. The 77-year-olds had died on Monday at his house in Rome, said spokesman for his agency of the German Press Agency. He was suffering from cancer.
The Oscar winner doubled for years because of a defective surgery in a wheelchair. He is known for his "The Last Tango in Paris", "1900" and "The Last Emperor". After ten years as director, Bertolucci returned to the cinemas with "Me and You" (2012).
He is remembered as an Italian and international film booth, published on Twitter at the Venice International Film Festival. And the Daily Repubblica in Italy, named Bertolucci, "the last master of an Italian film", not only a director but also a great poet, producer, politician and author.
Bertolucci was born in Parma on March 16, 1941 and later was apprenticed to director Paolo Pasolini.
Bertolucci was praised for the breadth of his work, which was one of the modern classics even before his death: his films were thematized by the banished, hidden, sexual feelings; they were politically and historically.
In 1987, Bertolucci celebrated his greatest success. "The Last Kaiser" came to the history of a cinema with nine Oscars and four Golden Globes. The movie is about the life of the last Chinese Emperor, who came into force as a three year old child, and worshiped by his subjects as God, and "lives as a prisoner of his own power . " Bertolucci was the first Western director to shoot in original locations in Beijing.