Last Tango in Paris details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||jean-Pierre Leaud, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Maria Schneider, Marlon Brando|
Last Tango in Paris
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Apr 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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The recent death of ...By Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 14 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The recent death of Marlon Brando seems a good time to take another look at this great and most influencial actor. I was not disappointed. There are two great scenes: early on when his character Paul talks about his growing up and the monologue over the body of his dead wife. This is a man at the end of his hope desparately using sex to kill the pain. The sex is visceral rather than erotic. Brando is completely believable and you can see how his acting mirrors life as Brando's own life was becoming messy and unfulfilled. He was still under 50 and all his great roles were behind him (I exclude his work in 'Apocalypse Now' where he gave director Coppola a very hard time - the man who had nurtured one of his greatest successes in 'The Godfather'). The part of Jeanne, played by Maria Schneider, is another character adrift, engaged to a superficial and unfeeling TV director who only sees her as acting fodder for his little TV dramas. Strangely, Schneider never made another major film (where is she now?). Perhaps the sexuality is too visceral to give her an easy transfer into other roles. There is more than a hint of misogeny in this film which some may find hard to take. For me it brilliantly films one man's decline into the abyss. With the possible exception of 'In the Realm of the Senses' there is no film like it that explores the dark side of sexuality so explicitly.
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OrdinaryBy a customer from London , 28 Nov 2009Plenty of sex but little else.
I Can't Believe It's Just ButterBy Mozz (29 reviews) from Portsmouth , 10 Nov 2009I've been waiting years to see the infamous 'butter' scene, but it didn't really save what is largely a tedious film. There is something compelling about Marlon Brando though, who does 'weight' in every sense of the word.
last tango in parisBy gud11man (3 reviews) from London , 25 Mar 2009quite dated film know although at the time quite popular film i found it to be slow and with no real story behind it
Strangest movie experience I've ever had..By kthigg (4 reviews) from Airdrie , 13 Mar 2009Brando is obviously a fantastic actor, and shows this off perfectly in Last Tango in Paris, but I wouldn't recommend watching this movie unless your watching it soley for this purpose.
I've never had to physically turn off a movie, multiple times, and restart it later just to give myself a break. It's a crazy story, and not one for the faint-hearted. To be honest, it's a bit sick.
Disappointing, but beautifulBy Pilgrim05 (28 reviews) from Hebden Bridge , 05 Mar 2009Glad I finally got to see it after all these years. It was really controversial when it first came out, but of course it's not particularly shocking nowadays.
The big disappointment was Brando's performance. Apart from a few beautiful moments, when you really could see how great an actor he was, his performance was a trick-box of devices, all too apparent, unfortunately.
The cinematography is fabulous. I'm no fan of Becket, but the whole visual impact was beautiful.
The dialogue is just silly - poorly written and impossible to perform seriously.