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
Why don't we go away someplace, for a week? To Morocco. Let's go alone. Just the two of us. What do you think? You need a lover.
References Saturday Night Fever
Tutte le feste al tempio' from 'Rigoletto'
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Soprano Maria Callas
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
(as Orchestra and Chorus of "Teatro alla Scala")
Conducted by Tullio Serafin See more