Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi
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Last Tango in Paris

In Bernardo Bertolucci's art-house classic, Marlon Brando delivers one of his characteristically idiosyncratic performances as Paul, a middle-aged American in "emotional exile" who comes to Paris when his estranged wife commits suicide. Chancing to meet young Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider), Paul enters into a sadomasochistic, carnal relationship with her, indirectly attacking the hypocrisy all around him through his raw, outrageous sexual behavior. Paul also hopes to purge himself of his own feelings of guilt, brilliantly (and profanely) articulated in a largely ad-libbed monologue at his wife's coffin. If the sexual content in Last Tango is uncomfortably explicit (once seen, the infamous "butter scene" is never forgotten), the combination of Brando's acting, Bertolucci's direction, Vittorio Storaro's cinematography, and Gato Barbieri's music is unbeatable, creating one of the classic European art movies of the 1970s, albeit one that is not for all viewers.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1998
UPC: 0027616686633
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Paul
Maria Schneider Jeanne
Maria Michi Rose's Mother
Jean-Pierre Léaud Tom
Massimo Girotti Marcel
Catherine Allegret Catherine
Michel Delahaye Bible Salesman
Gitt Magrini Jeanne's mother
Giovanna Galletti Prostitute
Veronica Lazar Rosa
Dan Diament TV Sound Engineer
Catherine Breillat Mouchette
Laura Betti Miss Blandish
Darling Legitimus Concierge
Catherine Sola TV Script Girl
Mauro Marchetti TV Cameraman
Marie-Helene Breillat Monique
Jean-Luc Bideau Barge Captain
Peter Schommer TV Assistant Cameraman

Technical Credits
Bernardo Bertolucci Director,Screenwriter
Franco Arcalli Editor,Screenwriter
Gato Barbieri Score Composer
Antoine Bonfanti Sound/Sound Designer
Alberto Grimaldi Producer
Gitt Magrini Costumes/Costume Designer
Dory Previn Score Composer
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Designer
Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer

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Last Tango in Paris 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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For a movie of its time it was definitely revolutionary but I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. Brando naturally steals the movie with his powerhouse performance but I found the movie much too frivolous with so little character development.