La Luna (Directors Suite) (1979)

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Released 20-Oct-2009
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A Film by Bernardo Bertolucci

In one of his most provocative films since LAST TANGO IN PARIS, Berardo Bertolucci's LA LUNA explores the troubled relationship between an American opera singer, Caterina, and her son, Joe.

When her husband dies suddenly, Caterina takes her teenaged son to Italy, where she will be performing in several operas. As she immerses herself in the busy rehearsal schedule, she fails to notice that Joe has fallen in with a bad crowd and has developed an addiction to heroin. In desperation, Caterina attempts to wean him off the deadly drug using one of the few means at her disposal: her sexuality.

Shocking yet beautiful, LA LUNA makes perfect use of its stunning Italian location, with the Golden Globe-nominated Jill Clayburgh and newcomer Matthew Barry superb in their difficult roles.

DVD Special Features

Audio Commentary by Dr. Adrian Martin, Senior Research Fellow, Film and Television Studies, Monash University and Co-editor of ROUGE magazine

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Jill Clayburgh
Matthew Barry
Veronica Lazar
Renato Salvatori
Fred Gwynne
Alida Valli
Elisabetta Campeti
Franco Citti
Roberto Benigni
Carlo Verdone
Peter Eyre
Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci
Ennio Morricone
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Drama 1979 146:30 (Case: 142) 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Audio Commentary-Dr Adrian Martin
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