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Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away is Lina Wertmüllers most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. 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. 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.
One of my favorite foreign movies ever. Saw it first in New Orleans back in the 70s at an art house, and always wanted my own copy.Published 2 months ago by Dianne Hebert
WARNING! STAY AWAY from this ARROW UK edition.. the master was made in Nov, 2000! it is dirty, scratched, blurry and has speckles all over! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark C.
(spoilers)...and I'm not talking about the lame Madonna remake. This film is a must-see for men in general, although women of course would rebel against it! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Get Serious
I own both this one and the Madonna version. I recommend you have both too. This is the best movie possible on relationships---the one you will never forget! Read morePublished 6 months ago by sid manho
When the movie first came out I was blown away! What a beauty of a tragic yet loving film. I bought it so as to revisit it and share with others. An intense very sexy film! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Paul David Adamick
BEST WIFE and I enjoy this movie often [film is all ITALIAN ]Published 8 months ago by Michael Pesce