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Bernardo Bertolucci

Last Tango in Paris

129' - 1972 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Composer: Gato Barbieri With: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Massimo Girotti
This film is one of the great emotional experiences of our time. It's a about need; about the terrible hunger that its hero, Paul, feels for the touch of another human heart. He is a man whose entire existence has been reduced to a cry for help - and who has been so damaged by life that he can only express that cry in acts of crude sexuality. The movie begins when Jeanne, who is about to be married, goes apartment-hunting and finds Paul in one of the apartments. It is a big, empty apartment, with a lot of sunlight but curiously little cheer. Paul rapes her, if rape is not too strong a word to describe an act so casually accepted by the girl. He tells her that they will continue to meet there, in the empty apartment, and she agrees.

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Bernardo Bertolucci


Gato Barbieri


Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Massimo Girotti


Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli

Director of Photography

Vittorio Storaro


Franco Arcalli


Alberto Grimaldi

More information


French, English

Countries of production

Italy, France




Bernardo Bertolucci
The Death of a Pig (short, 1956), The Cable (short, 1956), The Grim Reaper (1962), Before the Revolution (1964), Il canale (short, 1966), Partner (1968), Amore e rabbia (1969), The Conformist (1970), The Spider's Stratagem (1970), La salute è malata (short, 1971), Last Tango in Paris (1972), 1900 (1976), Luna (1979), Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981), Farewell to Enrico Berlinguer (1984), The Last Emperor (1987), 12 Directors for 12 Cities (1989), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), Stealing Beauty (1996), Besieged (1998), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002), The Dreamers (2003), Me and You (2012), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

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