Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him. Written by
Did You Know?
Director 'Bernardo Bertolucci' contemplated filming an explicit love scene between mother and son characters played by Jill Clayburgh
and Matthew Barry
but this was dropped. See more
Written by Mario Cenci
(as Cenci), Peppino Di Capri
Performed by Peppino Di Capri See more