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Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Giancarlo Giannini
Director: Lina Wertmüller Cast: Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
, Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
, Riccardo Salvino
Riccardo Salvino
Lina Wertmüller
Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Giancarlo Giannini
Director: Lina Wertmüller Cast: Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
, Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
, Riccardo Salvino
Riccardo Salvino
Lina Wertmüller

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Overview

The Mediterranean sea is the backdrop for this social drama from director Lina Wertmuller. While vacationing on a yacht, the wealthy capitalist Raffaella (Mariangela Melato) shouts out orders in between spouting off political opinions amongst her friends. She is especially confrontational to the deck hand and servant Gennarino (frequent Wertmuller leading man Giancarlo Giannini), by demanding that he appear more presentable. Gennarino grows increasingly frustrated by her demands and develops contempt for her independence. When it is nearing dark, Raffaella has Gennarino take her out in the dinghy for a swim. The two find themselves stranded after the motor seizes up and a current sends them drifting out to sea. Eventually finding land, they end up on an uninhabited island and their small boat deflates. Removed from the trappings of society, Gennarino and Rafaella engage in a passionate power struggle fueled by sexual tension and basic survival. Their desperation develops into a strange and cruel love affair that determines whether or not they want to be rescued.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0738329208783
Original Release: 1974
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 27,845

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Valerio Ruiz, Director of Behind the White Glasses; Booklet essays by Director Allison Anders and Grace Russo Bullaro, author of Man in Disorder: The Cinema of Lina Wertmüller in the 1970s; Excerpt from Behind the White Glasses, a documentary on Lina Wertmüller ; Interview with Director Amy Hecklerling; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giancarlo Giannini Gennarino
Mariangela Melato Raffaella
Riccardo Salvino Actor
Isa Danieli Actor
Aldo Puglisi Actor

Technical Credits
Lina Wertmüller Director,Screenwriter
Giulio Battiferri Cinematographer
Romano Cardarelli Producer
Giuseppe Fornari Cinematographer
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Ennio Guarnieri Cinematographer
Enrico Job Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Piero Piccioni Score Composer
Stefano Ricciotti Cinematographer

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