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Last Tango in Paris (14-Oct-1972)

Original Title: Ultimo tango a Parigi

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Writers: Franco Arcalli; Bernardo Bertolucci; Agnès Varda

Music Composed by: Gato Barbieri

Producer: Alberto Grimaldi

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Tango, Controversial, Kinky, France

Marlon Brando is Paul, a middle-aged American expatriate in Paris whose wife Rosa committed suicide; Maria Schneider is Jeanne, 20-year-old Parisian beauty engaged to be married. They meet randomly in an empty apartment-for-rent, and negotiate a relationship based on Paul's terms: sex only, with complete anonymity. Denounced as obscene on release; Harry Reasoner called it "pornography disguised as art." The controversy seems silly now. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Director.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marlon Brando
3-Apr-1924 1-Jul-2004 A Streetcar Named Desire
Catherine Breillat
Film Director
13-Jul-1948   Anatomy of Hell
Massimo Girotti
18-May-1918 5-Jan-2003 Facing Windows
Jean-Pierre Léaud
28-May-1944   The 400 Blows
Maria Schneider
27-Mar-1952 3-Feb-2011 Last Tango in Paris


Marlon Brando   ...   Paul
Maria Schneider   ...   Jeanne
Maria Michi   ...   Rosa's Mother
Giovanna Galletti   ...   Prostitute
Gitt Magrini   ...   Jeanne's Mother
Catherine Allégret   ...   Catherine
Luce Marquand   ...   Olympia
Marie-Hélène Breillat   ...   Monique
Catherine Breillat   ...   Mouchette
Dan Diament   ...   TV Sound Engineer
Catherine Sola   ...   TV Script Girl
Mauro Marchetti   ...   TV Cameraman
Jean-Pierre Léaud   ...   Tom
and also starring
Massimo Girotti   ...   Marcel


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