Swept Away (Blu-ray)
NEW RESTORATION! Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to survive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued. They must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.
Audio Commentary by Valerio Ruiz, director of Behind the
White Glasses | Booklet essays by director Allison Anders and Grace Russo
Bullaro, author of Man in Disorder: The Cinema of Lina Wertmüller in the
1970 s | Excer pt from Behind the White Glasses, a documentary on Lina
Wertmüller | Interview with director Amy Heckerling | Trailers
- Lina Wertmüller - Director
- Lina Wertmüller - Writer
- Mariangela Melato - Actor
- Giancarlo Giannini - Actor
"...the lightest, most successful fusion of Miss Wertmuller's two favorite themes, sex and politics."
"Wertmüller delivered the first girl power picture, and it's a stunning masterstroke of a movie."