Swept Away (DVD)

Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Release Year: 1974
Running Time: 115
UPC: 7 38329 20877 6
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy
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Cast
Mariangela Melato
Giancarlo Giannini

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Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Writer Lina Wertmüller

NEW 2K 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.


DVD Extras Include:

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

"...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."


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