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

R  |   |  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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lizzy McInnerny ...
Valentine Pelka ...
Virginia Mataix ...
José Carlos Rivas ...
Kate McKenzie ...
Jolyon Baker ...
Edward Williams
Terence Taplin ...
Godwin (as Terry Taplin)
Karen Westwood ...
Bibiana Fernández ...
Fornarina (as Bibí Andersen)
Josep Maria Pou ...
Oficial aduana (as José María Pou)


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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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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1 July 1989 (Japan)  »

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Rowing with the Wind  »

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1.85 : 1
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On the Rachel Ray show on 3/31/15, Elizabeth Hurley was asked to name her favorite on screen kiss. She said there have been many, but her favorite would have to be in a movie a long time ago, with a man she met on the film, whom she then dated for 13 years and he's been her best friend for 15 years after that - Hugh Grant. She said it was very romantic and they were filming in Madrid. See more »


Mary Shelley: I am alone. Just as in the pages of my book, I have come to the icy limits of the universe, to meet the horrible creature that my imagination conceived. Where there are no shadows - no monsters can exist. Only the memory will live on... within the limits of the imagination.
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
(opening credits and throughout)
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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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