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Last Tango in Paris (1972): Film Reviews

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci.
With: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Maria Michi.

With a screenplay by Franco Arcalli (“Novecento”) and Bernardo Bertolucci (“El Conformista”)


Paul (Marlon Brando) is an American living in Paris whose unfaithful wife committed suicide.
One day, he meets a young woman named Jeanne (Maria Schneider) with whom he begins a sexual relationship.


Beyond buttery anecdotes and other erotic turmoil, this film is a precious and bittersweet psychological character study that channels its frustration through a forced amoral attitude and sexual escapism that accentuates a male protagonist’s alienation in the dominance and disorientation.

The progressive dependence between the two main characters, resolved with great intensity, is also very interesting.

last-tango-in-paris-marlon-brando-revueMaria Schneider and Marlon Brando are phenomenal in their performances.

The work of Bernardo Bertolucci and Vittorio Storaro is magnificent, creating a fascinating atmosphere of rarefied intimacy with subtle camera movements, framings that divide the screen into rooms multiplying the interiors, constant openings and closings of doors…

An underrated movie.

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