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Swept Away (1974)
"Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto" (original title)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  17 September 1975 (USA)
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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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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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Was chosen by Premiere magazine as one of the "100 Movies That Shook the World" in the October 1998 issue. The list ranked the most "daring movies ever made." See more »

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Gennarino Carunchio: One bitch up there, and another down here, and my friend The Sea turned traitor!
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Northern Italy and Southern Italy
13 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of Lina Wertmuller's frequent themes is how Northern Italy often looks down on Southern Italy. Nowhere does she explore this better than in "Swept Away". While on a tour in the Mediterranean, spoiled, pro-Fascist Northern Italian Raffaela Pavone Lanzetti (Mariangela Melato) orders Sicilian deckhand Gennarino Carunchio (Giancarlo Giannini) to take her to the grotto so she can go swimming before dinner. Lo and behold, the boat conks out and they end up an uncharted island (no, this isn't "Gilligan's Island" here). Raffaela treats Gennarino like dirt at first, but after he explodes at her, she grows to respect him.

Like I said, this was Lina Wertmuller's best treatment of Northern-Southern Italian relations.


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