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Last Tango in Paris

Release Date: July 15th, 1992

DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 1998

NC-17 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Distraught following his wife's suicide, American hotelier Paul (Marlon Brando) becomes transfixed by the beautiful younger Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider) when he meets her by chance at an apartment both are attempting to rent. The couple begin an extended but purely anonymous sexual relationship in which they do not even tell each other their names, but it soon becomes clear that the couple's deliberate level of disassociation cannot continue.

Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Darling Legitimus, Catherine Sola, Mauro Marchetti, Dan Diament, Giovanna Galletti

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Dark , 1970s , Marriage , Transformation , Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris is one of the great emotional experiences of our time. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    Shattering social and sexual conventions, Last Tango in Paris stands as one of Bernardo Bertolucci's finer achievements. show more

  • 60
    Emma CochraneEmpire

    Interesting for it's historical notoriety, but overlong and dull in places. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing