Luna (1979)

Between a mother and son. Between the delicate boundaries of love.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-08-29
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 74 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: Italy, United States of America
  • Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
star 6.5/10
From 74 Ratings


While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

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  • Jill Clayburgh

    as Caterina Silveri
  • Matthew Barry

    as Joe Silveri
  • Veronica Lazăr

    as Marina
  • Renato Salvatori

    as Communist
  • Fred Gwynne

    as Douglas Winter
  • Alida Valli

    as Giuseppe's Mother
  • Elisabetta Campeti

    as Arianna
  • Franco Citti

    as Man in Bar
  • Roberto Benigni

    as Upholsterer
  • Carlo Verdone

    as Director of Caracalla
  • Peter Eyre

    as Edward
  • Mustapha Barat

    as Mustafa (as Stéphane Barat)
  • Pippo Campanini

    as Innkeeper
  • Rodolfo Lodi

    as Maestro Giancarlo Calo
  • Sara Di Nepi

    as Concetta (as Shara Di Nepi)
  • Jole Silvani

    as Wardrobe Mistress (as Iole Silvani)
  • Francesco Mei

    as Barman
  • Ronaldo Bonacchi

    as Barman
  • Mimmo Poli

    as Piano Mover
  • Massimiliano Filoni

    as Piano Mover
  • Alessio

    as Caracalla Conductor
  • Tomas Milian

    as Giuseppe
  • Isabella Zanussi

    as Caterina Silvestri's Admirer (uncredited)
  • Liana Tabacchino

    as Woman at the opera (uncredited)
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Screenplay
Directing Bernardo Bertolucci Director
Writing Bernardo Bertolucci Story
Sound Michael Billingsley Sound Editor
Editing Gabriella Cristiani Editor
Camera Craig DiBona Camera Operator
Writing Franco Arcalli Story
Art Maria Paola Maino Art Direction
Production Giovanni Bertolucci Producer
Writing Clare Peploe Screenplay
Writing Giuseppe Bertolucci Screenplay
Writing Giuseppe Bertolucci Story
Directing Giuseppe Bertolucci Assistant Director
Art Luigi Marchione Assistant Art Director
Directing Jirges Ristum Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Iole Cecchini Hairstylist
Sound Corrado Volpicelli Boom Operator
Crew Piero Bargellini Special Effects
Camera Mustapha Barat Camera Trainee
Camera Enrico Umetelli Camera Operator
Art Gianni Silvestri Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Lina Nerli Taviani Costume Design
Camera Brian Hamill Still Photographer
Art Ferdinando Giovannoni Set Designer
Sound Maurice Schell Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Alessandro Peticca Assistant Sound Editor
Lighting Alberico Novelli Electrician
Sound Mario Dallimonti Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Giuseppe Banchelli Makeup Artist
Directing Gabriele Polverosi Assistant Director
Directing Suzanne Durrenberger Continuity
Sound Fausto Ancillai Sound Mixer
Art Tiziana Cassoni Assistant Art Director
Production Pietro Sassaroli Unit Manager
Production Mario Di Biase Production Manager
Production Augusto Marabelli Unit Manager
Sound Enzo Diliberto Foley Artist
Production Alessandro Mattei Unit Manager
Art Beatrice Caracciolo Assistant Art Director
Crew Idalah Luria Dialogue Coach