Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the best Italian film directors, has died today, November 26 2018, aged 77.

His movies often caused debates, as they all were ahead of their time (he was sentenced to 4 months of reclusion due to obscenity – and possibly rape – in his movie “Last Tango in Paris“, 1972). He won two Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director with “The Last Emperor” (that actually won 7 more Academy Awards).

His other unmissable movies are 1900 (casting Robert de Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Burt Lancaster, Dominique Sanda, Stefania Sandrelli), The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha and The Dreamers.

In this video some scenes from his best movies.

 

Last Tango in Paris, 1972, with Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.

 

1900, about the peasants fights in Italian countryside at the beginning of the Century, 1976.

 

The Last Emperor, 1987.

 

The Sheltering Sky, 1980, based on a novel by Paul Bowles.

 

Stealing Beauty, 1980, with a young Liv Tyler and Jeremy Irons.

 

The Dreamers, 2003, about the erotic triangle of two French and one American students, during the 1968 Paris students riots.

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