Not Just the Last Tango: What Makes Directors Abuse Their Female Stars?

The nightmare experienced by the young French actor Maria Schneider on the set of 'Last Tango in Paris' was not a one-off. Many legendary filmmakers have allowed themselves to abuse their cast, especially female actors, supposedly in the name of art.

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Forty-four years have passed since Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci caused a scandal with the release of his drama “Last Tango in Paris.” If it seems that over the years memories of the film have seen it...