Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.


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  • Bernardo Bertolucci and Maria Schneider at an event for Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in Last Tango in Paris (1972)

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15 December 2005 | haasxaar
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| Maria Schneider's face summarises this film perfectly
Schneider's looks can dutifully encapsulate my true emotions to this film. Occasionally she looks sexy and encaptivating, other times she can look too pale and a little bland. That's exactly how Bertolucci's helping of sexual cravings had me feeling after this film.

Habitually, Bertolucci's work eclipses genius - he is one of the few directors in world cinema that has an eye for definitive detail. He can capture such beautiful images, with such great vision, emotion, colour and panache that the viewer's sentiments are guided like few others in film-making. Like aforementioned, Schneider's face would be the perfect simile for this particular film. One scene the viewer is startled by the raw depth of the film, although slightly troubled by the explicit sex, but then all the viewer is treated to in the next scene is a terse and awkward moment which seems to have no correlation with the one that preceded it.

Naturally Brando's performance did help boost this film greatly, but that seems the film's very weakness - whenever he is off-camera it seems to struggle too much, it loses its power and prestige and becomes a little incoherent. This film undoubtedly has some powerful and poignant scenes that really can convey genuine sentiment and exude a tangible originality too; but it never really seems to shake off the loss of Brando's presence altogether.

For admirers of Bertolucci its a must, but for more neutral cineastes it would be advisable to have a more cautious approach when watching this film - to enjoy it, it would be paramount to expect this film to be an edifying, not an entertaining experience; its not a frivolous subject matter in any sense

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Details

Release Date:

7 February 1973

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

26 rue Vavin, Paris 6, Paris, France

Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,144,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,182,181

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