Saturday, June 04, 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.