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SWEPT AWAY

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto

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Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Italy, 1974
Comedy, Drama, Adventure
      Italian
      English
      ADULT

Synopsis

On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella, a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino, a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island.

Our take

Infamously remade by Madonna and then-husband Guy Richie, Swept Away is a tenacious fiction of sex and politics. Legitimately hilarious and unapologetically abrasive in its mystifying viewpoints on class warfare and misogyny, this is Lina Wertmüller’s most appealing and entertaining film.

Synopsis

On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella, a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino, a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island.

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Swept AwayDirected byLina Wertmüller
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Awards & Festivals

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National Board of Review
1975 | Winner: Top Foreign Films
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1975 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay
1975 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Director
David di Donatello Awards
1975 | Winner: Best Music

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