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Last Tango in Paris (1972) Movie Information

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Bernardo Bertolucci


Marlon Brando
Maria Schneider
Maria Michi
Giovanna Galletti
Gitt Magrini
Catherine Allégret





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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 11/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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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05/06/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Perversely Beautiful

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 de...

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