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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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus