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
Catherine & her son share a desire that will shock you.
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Did You Know?
The film's "Luna" / "La Luna" title (translates from the Italian language as "Moon" / "The Moon") was derived from one of director Bernardo Bertolucci
's earliest memories where he looked up to the face of his mother and then pivoted across to the moon and then saw the two images blend into one. See more
Don't leave me alone, please.
I'm sorry, Joe.
References Saturday Night Fever
Tutte le feste al tempio' from 'Rigoletto'
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Soprano Maria Callas
Orchestra and Chorus of "Teatro alla Scala"
Conducted by Tullio Serafin See more