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Swept Away

Swept Away


NEW RESTORATION!  Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away 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 Wertmüller in the 1970 s
  • Excerpt from Behind the White Glasses, a documentary on Lina Wertmüller
  • Interview with director Amy Heckerling
  • Trailers
Year: 1974
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Italy
Language: Italian w/English subtitles

Label: Kino Lorber


Giancarlo Giannini
Mariangela Melato

Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Additional information

Weight 3 oz

Blu Ray, DVD

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