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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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... Lord Byron
... Mary Shelley
... Percy Bysshe Shelley
... Claire Clairmont
... John Polidori
... Elisa
... Fletcher
José Carlos Rivas ... Criatura
Kate McKenzie ... Jane Williams
Jolyon Baker ... Edward Williams
... Godwin (as Terry Taplin)
Karen Westwood ... Fanny
... Fornarina (as Bibí Andersen)
... Oficial aduana (as José María Pou)
... Teresa Guiccioli
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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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A gothic and sexy exploration of one of literature's greatest creations, Rowing With The Wind elegantly captures the spirit of horror and romance of the time. See more »


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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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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), La nuit Bengali (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 »

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John Polidori: Alright Shelley, it's all right. Calm down. The mind can sometimes play tricks on us. It was just a nightmare.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: But I'm awake!
John Polidori: We are never awake Mr. Shelley. As a poet, you know that better than I.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: I am confused and tried Mr. Polidori. I'm not rich. I have debts. Godwin wants nothing to do with me, but he always needs more money. He no longer asks, he demands. He has no interest in me or Mary or Claire; only in my checks. And my friends look upon me as a banker too. And what is more they, they ...
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Version of Gothic (1986) See more »

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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
27 June 1999 | by See 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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