Last Tango in Paris*

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Last Tango in Paris*

  • 1973 ----- color ----- 129 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci; with Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Massimo Girotti, Catherine Allegret, Maria Michi and Jean-Pierre Leaud) Marlon Brando, as the aging American, Paul, is working out his aggression on a young bourgeois French girl, Jeanne (Maria Schneider), and the physical menace of sexuality that is emotionally charged is such a departure from everything that audiences had come to expect at the movies that the film created a sensation. It's a bold and imaginative work--a great work. When Brando improvises within Bertoluccis structure, his full art is realized; his performance is intuitive, rapt, princely. Working with Brando, Bertolucci achieves realism with the terror of actual experience still alive on the screen. (In French and English) (Contains Original Theatrical Trailer) [Rated X] [Letterboxed] (Funded by The Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Motion Pictures: Features, Psychology: Social, Romance Languages and Literature, Sociology, Women Studies)