Saturday, June 4, 2011

#132: Last Tango in Paris



Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Actors: Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider

Story: Brando's wife commits suicide which throws his life upside down. One day, walking through the streets he comes across a young woman in an apartment she was hoping to rent. Without warning, he starts having sex with her.

Then: He meets with her again and has sex with her again.

Then: He keeps doing it as an outlet for his frustration of losing his wife. They make a connection, more her than he and one day suddenly they breakup.

Does it work? : If you take away the sex-served-on-toast-for-stranger part, Brando impresses you with his strong portrayal of a husband in shock and longing for his wife.

What else?: It's one of those movies, you might have to take a punt on- works for some, doesn't work for some.

Why should you watch?: To know what happened when the man who made The Last Emperor worked with The Godfather

What do I lose if I don't watch it: The answer to the question above. Nothing else.

Rating: 6.3/10