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Ultimo tango a Parigi ()


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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations.
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Paul
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Jeanne
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Rosa's Mother / La mère de Rosa
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Prostitute / La prostituée
Gitt Magrini ...
Jeanne's Mother / La mère de Jeanne
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Catherine (as Catherine Allegret)
Luce Marquand ...
Olympia
Marie-Hélène Breillat ...
Monique (as Marie-Helene Breillat)
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Mouchette
Dan Diament ...
TV Sound Engineer / L'ingénieur du son
Catherine Sola ...
TV Script Girl / La script-girl
Mauro Marchetti ...
TV Cameraman / Le cameraman
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Tom - un cinéaste, le fiancé de Jeanne (as Jean-Pierre Leaud)
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Marcel
Peter Schommer ...
TV Assistant Cameraman / L'assistant-opérateur
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Rosa
Rachel Kesterber ...
Christine
Ramón Mendizábal ...
Tango Orchestra Leader / Le chanteur de l'orchestre de tango
Mimi Pinson ...
President of Tango Jury / Le président du concours de tango
Darling Légitimus ...
La concierge
Gérard Lepennec ...
Un déménageur
Stéphan Koziak ...
Un déménageur
Armand Abplanalp ...
Prostitute's Client / Le client de la prostituée
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Miss Blandish (scenesDeleted)
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Le capitaine de la péniche (scenesDeleted)
Michel Delahaye ...
Bible Salesman / Le vendeur de bibles (scenesDeleted)
Gianni Pulone ...
Man on street (scenesDeleted)
Franca Sciutto ...
Woman on street (scenesDeleted)

Directed by

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by

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Bernardo Bertolucci ... (story)
 
Bernardo Bertolucci ... (screenplay) and
Franco Arcalli ... (screenplay)
 
Agnès Varda ... (adaptation: French dialogue) (as Agnes Varda)
 
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... (dialogue collaborator)

Produced by

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Alberto Grimaldi ... producer

Music by

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Gato Barbieri ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Vittorio Storaro ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Franco Arcalli
Roberto Perpignani ... co-editor

Editorial Department

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Gabriella Cristiani ... assistant editor
Ernesto Novelli ... printing supervisor
Elvio Sordoni ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Philippe Turlure

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Turlure

Costume Design by

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Gitt Magrini

Makeup Department

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Maud Begon ... makeup artist
Iole Cecchini ... hairdressing (as Jole Cecchini)
Phil Rhodes ... makeup artist (as Philip Rhodes)

Production Management

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Gérard Crosnier ... production manager: France (as Gerard Crosnier)
Mario Di Biase ... production manager
Enzo Ocone ... post-production supervisor
Francis Peltier ... assistant production manager
Enzo Provenzale ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Franco Arcalli ... third assistant director
Jean-David Lefebvre ... second assistant director (as Jean David Lefebvre)
Fernand Moszkowicz ... assistant director

Art Department

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Maria Paola Maino ... set designer / set dresser
Albert Rajau ... assistant set designer
Ferdinando Scarfiotti ... supervising set designer
Philippe Turlure ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Fausto Ancillai ... sound mixer: English version
Luciano Anzellotti ... sound effects (as Luciano Anzelotti)
Massimo Anzellotti ... sound effects editor
Michael Billingsley ... sound editor
Antoine Bonfanti ... sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luigi Bernardini ... first assistant camera
Luciano Galli ... gaffer
Alfredo Marchetti ... key grip
Mauro Marchetti ... second assistant camera
Alberico Novelli ... electrician
Angelo Novi ... still photographer
Enrico Umetelli ... camera operator

Music Department

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Gato Barbieri ... performer: saxophone solo
Oliver Nelson ... conductor / music arranger

Other crew

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Suzanne Durrenberger ... script supervisor (as Suzanne Durremberger)
Maurizio Forti ... production accountant
Alberto Grimaldi ... presenter
José Lichtig ... production accountant (as Jose Lichtig)
Ginette Mejinsky ... production secretary
Christian Ferry ... development (uncredited)

Thanks

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Francis Bacon ... acknowledgment: titles background made with the kind permission of (as Mr. Francis Bacon)

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Erich Schneider

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Taglines You will never see the most highly acclaimed film of our time on television. This may be your last chance to see it in a theater. (1975) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le dernier Tango à Paris (France)
  • Last Tango in Paris (United States)
  • Last Tango in Paris (World-wide, English title)
  • Der letzte Tango in Paris (Germany)
  • El último tango en París (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Budget $1,250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to his autobiography "Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me," the reason why Marlon Brando refused to do a full frontal nude scene was because his "penis shrank to the size of a peanut on set." See more »
Goofs When Jennie disappears during her bridal gown fitting, Tom goes running down the street to find her in the pouring rain. As he gets about fifty feet from the camera he sudden runs into a section of the street that is dry and there is no rain coming down. He apparently ran past the maximum range of the rain making equipment they were using for the shot. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Destricted (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Shenandoah See more »
Quotes Paul: Even if a husband lives two hundred fucking years, he'll never discover his wife's true nature. I may be able to understand the secrets of the universe, but... I'll never understand the truth about you. Never.
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