Last Tango in Paris

"Good"

Last Tango in Paris Review


Last Tango in Paris raised a lot of eyebrows, but not for its plot. Rated X, there's enough nudity and naughty talk to almost make you forget you're looking at Marlon Brando's sweaty body. Almost.

Unfortunately, this "torrid love affair" between a grieving American (Brando) and a pouty Parisian (Maria Schneider) -- they don't even tell one another their names -- is overlong and overblown. It's Bertolucci, after all, making a film inspired by his creepy desire to bone an anonymous woman he once saw. The story is one of dysfunction and thinly veiled misanthropy; love is left as an afterthought.

Brando is interesting here, as usual, but much of the film is repetitious, as we explore the unspoken past of Brando and present of Schneider. Neither story is terribly compelling, and frankly the sex scenes are tres 1972.

Aka Ultimo tango a Parigi.



Last Tango in Paris

Facts and Figures

Run time: 129 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 7th February 1973

Budget: $1.3M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: United Artists, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Paul, as Jeanne, Jean-Pierre Léaud as Tom, as Mouchette, as Jeannes Mutter, Marie-Hélène Breillat as Monique, as Rosas Mutter, as Prostituierte, Catherine Allégret as Catherine, as Olympia, as Rosa, as Marcel

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