Brace yourself for the uncut, uncensored version of “the most controversial film of its era” (Leonard Maltin). As scandalous as it is scintillating, Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris still resonates as a landmark in cinematic history, featuring an OSCAR®-Nominated performance by Marlon Brando* that ranks among the best of his career.
He (Brando) is a 45-year-old American living in Paris, haunted by his wife’s suicide. she (Maria Schneider) is a 20-year-old Parisian beauty engaged to a young filmmaker. Though nameless to each other, these tortured souls come together to satisfy their sexual cravings in an apartment as bare as their dark, tragic lives.
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The operatic extravagance of Bernardo Bertolucci's style has emerged more clearly since this 1972 drama, which still managed to seem vaguely naturalistic in the midst of its extravagant camera moves and eccentric construction.
The movie is sad, but it's also hugely funny, occasionally when it doesn't mean to be.
The look, feel and sound of the film are evocative.