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.
Catherine & her son share a desire that will shock you.
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Did You Know?
The Italian producers were so outraged by this film's story line that they forbid the director to shoot the film with a local cast and as such the roles played by Jill Clayburgh
and Matthew Barry
had to be changed to be Americans. See more
Don't leave me alone, please.
I'm sorry, Joe.
Referenced in The Censor
Composed by Barry Gibb
, Robin Gibb
and Maurice Gibb
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of RSO Records Inc. See more