Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

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The Mediterranean sea is the backdrop for this social drama from director Lina Wertmuller. While vacationing on a yacht, the wealthy capitalist Raffaella (Mariangela Melato) shouts out orders in between spouting off political opinions amongst her friends. She is especially confrontational to the deck hand and servant Gennarino (frequent Wertmuller leading man Giancarlo Giannini), by demanding that he appear more presentable. Gennarino grows increasingly frustrated by her demands and develops contempt for her independence. When it is nearing dark, Raffaella has Gennarino take her out in the dinghy for a swim. The two find themselves stranded after the motor seizes up and a current sends them drifting out to sea. Eventually finding land, they end up on an uninhabited island and their small boat deflates. Removed from the trappings of society, Gennarino and Rafaella engage in a passionate power struggle fueled by sexual tension and basic survival. Their desperation develops into a strange and cruel love affair that determines whether or not they want to be rescued.

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Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0738329208776
Original Release: 1974
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 11,465

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Movie is subtitled and the language is Italian. The plot is brilliant, but the end has somewhat of twist and a little weak. But Enjoyable.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is director Lina Wertmuller's second greatest film (the first- Seven Beauties) which also stars Giancarlo Giannini. The setting is a desert island where two stranded people, a wealthy woman and her hired deckhand, spar and exchange wity dialogue. Over time the hired helper reverses roles with the beautiful socialite and becomes the 'master'. However, in an ironic ending, the one in control becomes once again the controlled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago