I got so bored watching this. Yes, Brando delivers some amazing monologues, but Maria Schneider's Jeanne is such a weak counterpoint. To me there wasn't any real chemistry or tension throughout the entire two hours, just him overpowering and abusing her. Not to mention the other uninteresting characters and scenes in between.
I'm becoming a Bertolucci's fan! He thinks and makes the scenes in a way that really turns me on. The story in Last Tango isn't 'that big story', but all the sexual atmosphere tranform the spectator(we) in a voyer that we never imagine we could be! haha. Beside, Marlon Brando is totally amazing! He never never fails.
Brando's performance is amazing just on how he just goes balls out. A risky performance that tests the boundaries of acting. A sexy and risque film that leaves you a bit shaken! Bertolucci in true auteur mode! A brilliant film!
It may seem overly dramatic at the start, but not before long I began to be immersed in this surreal fantasy of love. The camera, performances and the script all speak in sync to create an atmospheric and surreal story. Not a fan of Bertolucci and auteurs with a similar style, but this film is brilliant.