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Swept Away(Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto)

Italy · 1974
Rated R · 1h 56m
Director Lina Wertmüller
Starring Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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Your mileage may vary on Lina Wertmüller's work, but I like her bold approach to difficult subjects like classism, sexism, and sexual violence. Swept Away is not my favorite from Wertmüller but its infamy and notoriety is well earned, and it is worth a watch if you're curious.

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