Last Tango in Paris Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3465

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 55

Theatrical Release Date: 10/14/1972

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NC-17

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti, Gitt Magrini, Catherine Allégret

Plot: A young Parisienne woman and a middle-aged American businessman, mourning his wife's suicide, begin a passionate love affair where they don't reveal names and agree their relationship will be based solely around sex. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/05/2011

I found the sexuality of this film to be over-the-top and the dramatic scenes that pretty much serve to string sex scenes together were also too weepy and melodramatic.

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Perversely Beautiful, but at what Cost?

SIngli6 - wrote on 05/06/2013

There's much to admire about this progenitor of the 'Euroshlock' genre, with its lovely, musky oil-painting look and emotionally raw screenplay. Its frank depiction of a sordid sex affair (to call it a 'love affair' would be a bit of a stretch) between middle-aged Marlon Brando (who gives quite possibly his greatest performance ever here) and young Maria Schneider is contrasted with a grand, operatic presentation that mockingly frames the whole situation as romantic. The film presents a paradox with the allure of its affair versus the repugnance of it. It is an electrifying paradox, though a little nauseating. Indeed, Last Tango revels in bodily fluids and primitive ideas of sexual consent, and viewers should be warned that a particularly unpleasant sexual encounter involving butter may …

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