The erotic drama "Last tango in Paris" caused a scandal for more than forty years ago. Now upsets the film again – and Marlon Brando has been accused of rape. But why pop the news up now, and what is it about? We are sorting out.
Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider in “Last tango in Paris” in 1972.
1972. Bernardo Bertoluccis "Last tango in Paris" has premiered in the fall and becomes a skandalsuccé because of sexscenerna, which, according to a persistent rumor is real. It is a film that is set in the time – the same summer porn video "deepthroat" has become a huge success – and it is, moreover, the 48-year-old Marlon Brando’s first role after his comeback with "the Godfather".
"Last tango in Paris" is about an american widower, Paul, who begins a love affair with a younger woman, Jeanne. The relationship ends in tragedy when Paul rapes Jeanne, after which she shoots and kills him. Våldtäktsscenen arouses particular attention, when Paul molesting Jeanne anal, and uses butter as a lubricant. In the movie scene you see joan’s bare buttocks in profile, and Paul’s hand with smörklicken that seem to disappear in between her legs. In general, the actors clothed.
the Role of Jeanne, played by the 19-year-old frenchwoman Maria Schneider. The enormous media interest will later lead to the Schneider gets a drug problem and is trying to take his life, even if she continues her career as a movie actor – with the Antonionis "Profession: reporter" (1975) as the highlight.
2004. Marlon Brando dies at 80 years old.
In the same article tells Schneider that she remained good friends with Brando after the shooting, but she, however, has nothing good to say about Bertolucci: "He was fat and sweaty and very manipulative, both Marlon and me."
2011. Schneider dies of cancer at age 58.
2013. Bertolucci talking about våldtäktsscenen on two occasions, in the Dutch tv-program "College tour", and on a display at the Cinemateque in Paris. He says that the scene was in the script, but not the part with the butter – whose use was supposed to get Schneider out of the grip of that reaction would be "more realistic". He says he feels guilty, but that he does not regret anything.
Time Magazine tweet: "Last tango in Paris"-the director admits that the controversial smörvåldtäktsscen really was rape."