Last Tango in Paris Director Admits The Rape Scene Was Not Consensual. The director of the movie “Last Tango In Paris” Bernardo Bertolucci has confirmed that brutal rape scene in the movie was shot without the full consent of actress Maria Schneider. The actress was claiming this from many years which now director himself confirmed in a Q&A filmed at La Cinmathque franaise in Paris.
The director Bertolucci admitted that he and actor Marlon Brando, who was 48 at the time of film shooting, came up with the idea to use a stick of butter to rape Maria Schneider onscreen the morning of the shoot because he wanted her reaction “as a girl, not as an actress.”
Last Tango in Paris was made in 1972 and revolves around the story of a man who enters into an affair with unknown girl after his wife takes her own life. The film’s director was put on trial for obscenity in the movie and was served with a 4 month suspended sentence in prison and denied his civil rights for 5 years in Italy.
Here is the video of that scene.