During the publicity for the film's release, director Bernardo Bertolucci said Maria Schneider developed an Oedipal fixation with Marlon Brando.
Schneider said Marlon Brando sent her flowers after they first met, and From then on, he was like a daddy.
In a later interview, Schneider denied this, saying, Brando tried to be very paternalistic with me, but it really wasn't any father-daughter relationship.
Ultimo tango a Parigi
The film's raw portrayal of sexual violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew various levels of government censorship in different venues.
Marlon Brando, last tango in paris, 1972