Swept Away Movie Review Summary

Actors: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato

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The characteristically long full name of Lina Wertmueller's 1975 movie is "Swept away ... by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August." It's essentially a two-person film about a pair of titanic personalities acted with gusto by Giannini and Melato. She's a rich capitalist bitch and he's a sailor on her yacht with Communist sympathies. When the two are marooned on a small and isolated Mediterranean island, they must come to grips with each other -- class, gender and sexual issues get hashed out in lively manner. Some viewers charge this film written and directed by a woman is chauvinistically anti-feminist, but it's best to view it as a doomed love story between two fiery individuals.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 ()

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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