• Last Tango in Paris

    1972. Italy/France. Bernardo Bertolucci. 129 min.

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Last Tango in Paris

    1972. Italy/France. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Screenplay by Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli. Music by Gato Barbieri. With Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider. Tormented by the suicide of his French wife, an American expatriate embarks on a torrid, anonymous affair with a young Parisienne. Bertolucci's assault on bourgeois values—a riveting story of loneliness, despair, and degradation that still retains its erotic, shocking power—was gorgeously shot, vérité style, by Vittorio Storaro. The tango-inspired music by Argentine tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri is perfectly keyed to the violently rapacious, improvisational sex play between Brando and Schneider. In English, French; English subtitles. 129 min.

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