Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away (1974) is Lina Wertmuller's most famous and controversial film about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), 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.
Audio Commentary by Valerio Ruiz, director of Behind the White Glasses | Booklet essays by director Allison Anders and Grace Russo Bullaro, author of Man in Disorder: The Cinema of Lina Wertmu¨ller in the 1970s | Excerpt from Behind the White Glasses, a documentary on Lina Wertmu¨ller | Interview with director Amy Heckerling | Trailers
1974 / Comedy-Drama / 114 / NR / Color
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