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« on: August 06, 2007, 05:58:09 AM »

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto  (Swept Away) (1974) 10/10

"Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August"

Got the DVD a few weeks ago and just watched it for the first time haven't seen it for a while. But I thick it deserves its own thread. Great Italian Film!

Dir. Lena Wertmuller. Starring Giancarlo Giannini & Mariangela Melato. If you liked Castaway this is 10 times better and funny. I saw this back in theaters in the late 70's in Missoula Montana's Crystal Theater.

Melato is a rich capitalist bitch married to an industrialist, Giannini one of the communist leaning deck hands on her rented yacht. Tensions rise as she and her husband argue politics within  Giannini's hearing. Melato is constantly insulting the crew complaining that the coffee is warmed over, the pasta is not al dente, the crew has smelly sweatstained T shirts.

Melato insists on going for a late swim in the raft while the yacht cruises around and island. Giannini is chosen to take her to the beach, on the way the rafts motor conks out and they become adrift in a strong current for two days ending up castaway on a deserted island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Tables are turned and Giannini now has the upper hand, a bit of nowadays politically incorrect bitch slapping involved in the transformation as the two dramatically opposites fall in love. If you want to learn a lot of Italian curse words this is where to learn them, this film was a hoot from start to finnish.  Newly restored DVD is beautiful.

Rent it or buy it

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