Last Tango in Paris Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3363

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 All├ęgret

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

SIngli6 - wrote on 05/06/2013

There's much to admire about this progenitor of the 'Euroshlock' genre (or exploitative European arthouse cinema, for those unversed in TV Tropes lingo). 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 creates a paradox between the allure of its attractive leads and the repugnance of their bodily fluids that is often electrifying, if a little nauseating. Bertolucci and Storaro are in their usual top form, collaborating to give the film its lovely, musky 'oil-painting' look. And the ending manages to accommodate both those who view the film as a tragic romance, and those who view it as a cautionary tale about sexual …

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