Last Tango in Paris

Synopsis: While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Bernardo Bertolucci
Production: United Artists
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

- But it won`tt fit.

Youll see.

Your husband`lll find room.

What a mess.

Thank you.

This armchair has to go

in front of the window.

Like that.

I only came to return the key.

- To return it to you.

- What do I care?

Take off your coat.

Come on. Give me a hand.

Take these chairs...

and put them here.

Put them on the other side.

Take it too.

You didnt lose any time.

Listen, sir...

I have to go.

Look, sir, Ive gotta go.

The bed is too big

for the room.

I dont know what to call you.

I dont have a name.

- You want to know my name?

- No, I dont!

I dont wanna know your name.

You dont have a name

and I don`tt have a name either.

No names here.

Not one name.

Youre crazy.

Maybe I am, but I dont wanna know

anything about you.

I dont wanna know where you live

or where you come from.

I wanna know nothing!

You understand?

- You scare me.

- Nothing.

You and I are gonna meet here...

without knowing anything

that goes on outside here.

But why?


we dont need names here.

Dont you see?

Were gonna forget...

everything that we knew.

Every- All the people...

all that we do, all that we-

Wherever we live.

Were going to forget that.


But I cant.

Can you?

I dont know.

Are you scared?


- I thought Id find you here.

- I expected you later.

I took the first train.

Paul, how horrible!

Papa is in bed with asthma.

The doctors forbade him

to come.


Im stronger.

What are you looking for?

Something that explains it.

A letter, a clue-

Theres nothing,

absolutely nothing.

Its impossible

that my little Rose-

Nothing for her mother.

Not a word.

Useless to look anymore.

Not even for you,

her husband.

You need to rest.

Maybe theres a vacant room.

With a razor?

What time did it happen?

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci (Italian: [berˈnardo bertoˈluttʃi]; born 16 March 1941) is an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), The Sheltering Sky, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Since 1979, he has been married to screenwriter Clare Peploe. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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