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?
Jill Clayburgh's grandmother was Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh, a famed opera singer just like Jill's character in this movie. See more
[at the entrance to Giuseppe Verdi's home
Doesn't this mean anything to you?
References Last Tango in Paris
Written by Mario Cenci
(as Cenci), Peppino Di Capri
Performed by Peppino Di Capri See more