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Rowing with the Wind (1988)
"Remando al viento" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  1 July 1989 (Japan)
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The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through different European countries in that period. Although Frankenstein is just an invention strange things happen to the people Mary does not like. Written by Volker Boehm

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Byron sólo lamentaba los pecados que no había podido cometer [Byron only lamented the sins he hadn't committed]


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Claire Clairmont: What are you thinking about Mary?
Mary Shelley: About Byron and his poem; the one nobody has written yet. Where the imagination could give life to matter, making it into a living poem. Just as fire can revive dead wood.
Claire Clairmont: How obstinate they are. Why do men try to create life out of death, when women know perfectly well that life can create life?
Mary Shelley: Love is sufficient for what you speak of, but in order to live; life is not enough.
Claire Clairmont: It is for me when I'm with him.
Mary Shelley: And when you are not with him you have no ...
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Interesting film, but drastically cut for U.S. release

After watching this film, I thought to myself that it was an interesting film, and there were individual scenes which were strong. However, the pacing seemed to be a bit off, and somehow the flow of the film didn't feel right. Then, I noticed that the version I saw was 95 minutes long, while the original version was 126 minutes long. That's thirty whole minutes cut! As far as I'm concerned, this is criminal! Obviously, Miramax re-released this film during early 1999 in order to cash in on Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley. In the process, they cut the film to shreds, and perhaps rearranged the scenes around to make it more "coherent."


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