Last Tango In Paris is a 1972 film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring film legend Marlon Brando as Paul, a hotel owner and widower who is still mourning his wife's suicide. When looking at an apartment to rent in Paris, Paul meets Jeanne (Maria Schneider), a young French girl who is engaged to be married and is also interested in renting the apartment. They start a stormy and anonymous sexual affair. The graphic and violent sex scenes originally earned the film an 'X' rating from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) when released in the United States. In 1981 MGM released an R rated version of the film, and in 1997 the original version of the film's rating was changed to NC-17 for explicit sexual content.