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296 Ratings



Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Italy, United Kingdom, 1998
Drama, Romance


A reclusive British pianist develops an infatuation with the African exile who’s moved in as his housemaid. She finds his clumsy courtship insulting, especially considering the heavy load she’s borne in her life. But it gradually becomes clear that she has sorely underestimated him…

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Besieged Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Critics reviews

As a piece of cinema, it’s the most pleasurable new movie to arrive in Chicago this year, more sensual than Last Tango in Paris and more stylistically engaging than anything he’s done since The Spider’s Stratagem.
June 11, 1999
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