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Swept Away [1973] [DVD]


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  • Actors: Giancarlo Giannini, Adriano Giannini, Yorgo Voyagis, Ricardo Perna, George Yiasoumi
  • Writers: Lina Wertmüller
  • Producers: Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Jan 2005
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00065HNM2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,671 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Swept Away

Swept Away or, to give it its full title, Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, was the film that made Lina Wertmüller s reputation. Bored, rich socialite Raffaella (Mariangela Melato) rents a yacht crewed by Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini). They couldn t be more different, not least politically: she s an extreme right-winger while he s an out-and-out Communist. Accordingly, they make little attempt at hiding their mutual loathing, but she s firmly in charge... until an ill-timed engine failure leaves the two up shipwrecked on a desert island. Whereupon the tables are dramatically turned: her wealth is useless, his practical survival skills essential and he s the bigger and stronger of the two. The resulting sadomasochistic relationship had feminists up in arms, not least because the film was directed by a woman, but Wertmüller didn t get her reputation as one of 1970s European cinema s most confrontational directors for nothing.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Dec 2010
Format: DVD
This is the 1973 original Italian version which does NOT star Madonna and is much better, just read the reviews on Imdb. The reviews incorrectly posted above are for the inferior 2002 Madonna version directed by Guy Ritchie. Can someone at amazon please get these two completely different films clearly separated out. I had to contact a reseller to find out which version they are actually selling, and they confirmed it is the 1973 original in Italian with subtitles.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By saki VINE VOICE on 1 Aug 2006
Format: DVD
I'm really surprised no one has bothered to review this film, I saw it by chance about 10 years ago, and thought it was brilliant! It was a raucous romp, mad and truly unforgettable.

Don't bother to see Madonna's version - she's only a poor imitation of the real thing

I love foreign films and they don't come any better than this!
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great film, great actors, the DVD was in very good condition as stated, it arrived before the given date and it was a total bargain. I am very happy!
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By Karma on 12 Mar 2012
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If you like Italian movies, this is a must have.
Very funny also very adult and quite dark at times.
Beautifully filmed and great locations.
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Though in Italian, you cannot deny that this version, the original, is by far the best and funniest! I am so happy I have it now after so many years since I last watched it.
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