La Luna

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An Oedipal parable, in which Matthew Barry's young junkie falls in love with his opera-singer mother (Clayburgh). Ravishing to look at, but the movie's real curiosity is the way it fails to reverse Bertolucci's usual preoccupations: it emerges that the boy's real problem is the lack of a father and need for a family - an emphasis that Bertolucci himself vehemently denies.

By: CA

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Duration: 142 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Screenwriter: Giuseppe Bertolucci, Clare Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: Jill Clayburgh
Matthew Barry
Laura Betti
Veronica Lazar
Renato Salvatori
Fred Gwynne
Alida Valli
Tomas Milian
Franco Citti
Roberto Benigni
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