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Class warfare hits the high seas in this Italian comedy about Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a long-suffering crew member who works on a rich couple's yacht. The wife, Raffaela (Mariangela Melato), verbally abuses Gennarino and regularly insults his communist views. But when a day trip leaves the pair stranded at sea, they wash up on a deserted island and Raffaela is, suddenly, no longer the one in control. The role reversal leads to an unexpected and contentious love affair.

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Critic Reviews for Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

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Audience Reviews for Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August

  • Feb 17, 2020
    Wertmuller made something genuinely confounding here with class and gender dynamics colliding in the strangest ways. I often found it shocking yet still engaging although I wouldn't blame anyone who couldn't stomach the movie.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2010
    A cliche, but I was swept away by this beautiful film. Politics, class struggle, gender roles~ a microcosm of life, with and without familiar institutions. Giancarlo Giannini is so very expressive and versatile, readily conveying comedy or tragedy just by the look on his face. This film is rich, but I don't want to analyze it here ~ just enjoy the experience!!!
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2008
    A great little film that Guy Ritchie and Madonna should have just left alone.
    Michael S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2006
    Hmmm... I don't quite have the words to say how much this movie was completely insane. I don't know for sure if I like it or not. Decisions, decisions.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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