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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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Production Co:

Medusa Distribuzione See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Gennarino Carunchio: The female is plaything for mascolo worker.
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Simply wonderful
18 February 2000 | by MerelySee all my reviews

Sometimes, there is nothing better than just a simple tale, easy to follow, with breathtaking scenery. Wonderfully acted story that draws you in. Giancarlo Giannini is THE best Italian actor of his time. And as a bonus, with the explicit subtitles, you can learn how to curse in Italian! While the abusive male behaviour is not terribly pc these days, it reflects the culture of some European countries. All in all shows why foreign films are so different from American films. Viva la difference!


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