(Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto) A tongue-in-cheek study of class politics starring Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, and Riccardo Salvino. Not to be confused with the Madonna / Guy Ritchie re-make. Directed by Lina Wertmüller. (1974) Swept Away is a tongue-in-cheek celebration of proletariat perseverance. Mariangela Melato stars as Raffaella, a shrill and utterly loathsome, who is ‘swept away’ by Giancarlo Giannini’s communist Gennarino. Whilst swimming off the coast of Sardinia, the tide drops them on a deserted island. Having to fend for themselves, the roles reverse, as Raffaella seeks dependency.