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Rowing with the Wind (1988)

Remando al viento (original title)
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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Gonzalo Suárez

Writer:

Gonzalo Suárez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Lord Byron
Lizzy McInnerny ... Mary Shelley
Valentine Pelka Valentine Pelka ... Percy Bysshe Shelley
Elizabeth Hurley ... Claire Clairmont
José Luis Gómez ... John Polidori
Virginia Mataix ... Elisa
Ronan Vibert ... Fletcher
José Carlos Rivas José Carlos Rivas ... Criatura
Kate McKenzie Kate McKenzie ... Jane Williams
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ... Edward Williams
Terence Taplin ... Godwin (as Terry Taplin)
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Fanny
Bibiana Fernández ... Fornarina (as Bibí Andersen)
Josep Maria Pou ... Oficial aduana (as José María Pou)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Teresa Guiccioli
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Storyline

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] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rowing with the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Asturias, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of mid-late 1980s period films featuring actor Hugh Grant. The movies include: Maurice (1987), The Dawning (1988), White Mischief (1987), The Bengali Night (1988), Champagne Charlie (1989), Rowing with the Wind (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), and The Lady and the Highwayman (1989). See more »

Quotes

Lord Byron: Yesterday I said something to Claire, which I would like to say to you personally.
Mary Shelley: I know, Claire told me. But I would not mind hearing it again.
Lord Byron: I merely wished to say how much I like you, Mary. And Shelley.
John Polidori: I was just saying to Mr. Shelley that it would be a good idea to read horror stories during the evenings. Fiction is by far the best vaccine against reality.
Lord Byron: It is a very good idea, Polidori. But I propose that in honor of Shelley, instead of vaccinating ourselves against reality, we ...
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Connections

Featured in Miguel Picazo, un cineasta extramuros (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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
27 June 1999 | by directjwSee all my reviews

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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