Marlon Brando reinvents usage for butter in this pretentious
sex melodrama about a doomed love affair between a middle-aged man and a young Parisian girl.
The film is mostly noted for his controversy at the time of
its original release, and even more so now due to a certain scene being improvised without the lead actress's knowledge or consent, though director Bertolucci did choose to tell the more risqué
moments by suggestion, rather than using nudity or material bordering pornography, it's a film which sticks in the craw and makes for uncomfortable viewing much the same way Gaspar Noé's
Brando was nominated for an Oscar for daring to look fat &