NC-17 | | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
When Paul and Jeanne are at the sinks together, she says, "I prefer to be a whore." Her lips do not move during that line.
A scene in which Paul scares away a bible salesman from his apartment by getting on all fours and barking like a dog was in the film at its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. Although Pauline Kael, present at that screening, specifically praised the scene in her "New Yorker" review of the film, Bertolucci cut it out of the film before its general release.
Performed by Marlon Brando
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