Last Tango in Paris
- Bernardo Bertolucci
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Monday, April 29, 2002
Bernardo Bertolucci’s most controversial film is surely a menace to the viewer’s feelings, as the characters slowly destroy themselves in an unlimited whirlpool of guilty pleasure. Some scenes are unbearable, others simply unbelievable. Filming this must have been a shattering experience for the two leads, at least.
Brando is completely unforgettable in the role of a decadent man who drags another soul into his hole of self-destruction. This performance being decisive in his career and one of his greatest, is one reason to make this movie a must-see, though its shocking nature makes it quite difficult to watch. Maria Schneider follows with great ability, as her character does.
Serious and unrewarding, but extremely thought-provoking, this is a movie that made history.
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