TEATIME CLASSICS: LAST TANGO IN PARIS

Date Time
Sat 9th Feb 4.30pm

Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci | France | 1972 | 124 mins | English / French w/English subtitles
Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Famous for its frank, raw portrayal of sexual violence and the (continuing) controversy around both its content and its making, Last Tango in Paris – the most influential and ground-breaking film by consistently radical filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, The Last Emperor), who died late last year – is a vivid depiction of a powerfully erotic relationship. Distraught by his wife’s suicide, American hotelier Paul (Marlon Brando) becomes transfixed by young Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider) when he meets her by chance. The couple begin an extended but purely anonymous sexual relationship, but it soon becomes clear that their deliberate disassociation cannot continue.

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