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Swept Away (1974)

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (original title)
A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

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Lina Wertmüller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Gennarino Carunchio
Mariangela Melato ... Raffaella Pavone Lanzetti
Riccardo Salvino Riccardo Salvino ... Signor Pavone Lanzetti
Isa Danieli ... Anna
Aldo Puglisi Aldo Puglisi ... Pippo
Anna Melita Anna Melita
Giuseppe Durini Giuseppe Durini
Lucrezia De Domizio Lucrezia De Domizio
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez ... (as Luis Suarez)
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Eros Pagni Eros Pagni ... Ospite comunista
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Storyline

A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. The sailor, Gennarino, who is a communist, does not like this woman but has to bear with her bad mood. One day she wakes up late in the afternoon and asks to be taken to land where everyone had gone earlier. Gennarino sets up a boat but during the trip, the boat breaks down. They spend the night in the middle of the sea. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

17 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Insólito destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Tortolì, Sardinia, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,011, 16 April 2017

Gross USA:

$7,876

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,876
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Medusa Distribuzione See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At one point, when the love between the two finally bursts, Raffaella recites some verses of the poet Sandro Penna, "Oh do not give yourself airs of superiority...". See more »

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Gennarino Carunchio: Wash me my underwear!
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Referenced in Melrose Place: Swept Away (1994) See more »

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Can opposites attract?
3 November 1998 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Despite the shrewish bitching of Rafaella and the grumbling of the sailor help- this is a very thought-provoking movie. What especially helps is the cinematography- by Wertmuller's husband- the white sailor uniform, the black diaphanous garb of R. and the blue sea as backdrop. As the affair progressed from hate to a passionate love the changes in body language is well done. Though I saw this movie many years ago- its power to address class wars, the battle between men and women and in inevitable conclusion has never left me.


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