Last Tango in Paris (1972) Poster

Maria Schneider: Jeanne



  • Jeanne : Let's drink a toast to our life in the hotel.

    Paul : No fuck all that! Hey listen! Let's drink a toast to our life in the country.

    Jeanne : You're a nature lover? You didn't tell me that.

    Paul : Oh, for christ sake... I'm nature boy. Can't you see me with the cows and the chickenshit all over me? Huh?

    Jeanne : Oh, that's right. To the cows!

    Paul : Cow.

    Jeanne : I will be your cow too.

    Paul : I get to milk you twice a day. How about that?

  • [Jeanne is telling Paul about her first love] 

    Jeanne : I fell in love with him when I first heard him play piano.

    Paul : You mean the first time he got inside your knickers.

    Jeanne : He was a child prodigy; he was playing with both hands.

    Paul : I bet he was!

  • Paul : It's me again.

    Jeanne : It's over.

    Paul : That's right. It's over and then it begins again.

    Jeanne : What begins again? I don't understand anything anymore.

    Paul : There's nothing to understand. We left the apartment, and now we begin and love all the rest of it.

    Jeanne : The rest of it?

    Paul : Yeah, listen. I'm 45. I'm a widower. I own a little hotel. It's kind of a dump, but not completely a flop house. Then I used to live on my luck and I got married, and my wife killed herself.

  • Paul : You ran through Africa and Asia and Indonesia, and now I found you... and I love you. I want to know your name.

    Jeanne : Jeanne.

    [she shoots him] 

  • Jeanne : What are we doing here?

    Paul : Let's just say we're taking a flying fuck at a rolling donut.

  • Jeanne : [in French; subtitled]  Olympia is the personification of domestic virtue: faithful, economic and racist.

  • [last lines] 

    Jeanne : [about Paul, in French]  I don't know his name...

  • Jeanne : Why do you hate women?

    Paul : Because either they always pretend to know who I am, or they pretend I don't know who they are, and that's very boring.

  • Jeanne : It's better not knowing anything.

  • Tom - un cinéaste, le fiancé de Jeanne : [in French; subtitled]  How did you find it?

    Jeanne : [in French]  By chance.

    Tom - un cinéaste, le fiancé de Jeanne : [in French]  We'll change everything.

    Jeanne : [in French]  Everything! We'll turn chance into destiny.

  • Jeanne : Love is not pop.

  • [Paul and Jeanne are talking in bed about Jeanne's past experiences with men] 

    Paul : You started grabbing his joint?

    Jeanne : Your crazy!

    Paul : Well, he touched you, didn't he?

    Jeanne : I never let him! Never!

    Paul : Ugh! Liar, liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire.

    [slight pause] 

    Paul : You mean to tell me he didn't touch you? Look at me straight in the face and say, 'He didn't touch me.'

    Jeanne : No, he touched me, but the way he did it.

    Paul : Aha! The *way* he did it.

  • Paul : I'm awfully sorry to intrude, but I was so... struck with your beauty that I thought perhaps I could offer you a glass of champagne. Is this seat taken?

    Jeanne : No.

  • Jeanne : Why don't you go back in America?

    Paul : I don't know, bad memories, I guess.

  • Paul : Put your fingers up my ass. Are you deaf? Go on. I'm gonna get a pig. And I'm gonna have the pig fuck you. And I want the pig to vomit in your face. Then I want you to swallow the vomit. Are you gonna do that for me?

    Jeanne : Yes! Yeah!

    Paul : I want the pig to die while you're fucking him. Then you have to go behind it. I want you to smell the dying farts of the pig. Are you gonna do all of that for me?

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