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SWEPT AWAY BY AN UNUSUAL DESTINY IN THE BLUE SEA OF AUGUST
TRAVOLTI DA UN INSOLITO DESTINO NELL'AZZURRO MARE D'AGOSTO
1974, Kino Lorber, 125 min, Italy, Dir: Lina Wertmüller

Giancarlo Giannini stars as a scruffy ship hand forced to endure the political and social criticism of a beautiful aristocrat (Mariangela Melato). When their yacht is blown off course, fate and the tide sweep the pair to a remote and uninhabited island. It is here that Giannini is finally able to exact brutal revenge on his gorgeous nemesis in the name of the working class. The roles of master and slave are reversed in a sophisticated mixture of visceral cruelty and hilarious battles of will. There are more outrageous insults and obscenities in SWEPT AWAY than in all of Scorsese combined!


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