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Rowing with the Wind (1988)

Remando al viento (original title)
The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through ... See full summary »

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Gonzalo Suárez

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Gonzalo Suárez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Lord Byron
Lizzy McInnerny ... Mary Shelley
Valentine Pelka Valentine Pelka ... Percy Bysshe Shelley
Elizabeth Hurley ... Claire Clairmont
José Luis Gómez ... John Polidori
Virginia Mataix ... Elisa
Ronan Vibert ... Fletcher
José Carlos Rivas José Carlos Rivas ... Criatura
Kate McKenzie Kate McKenzie ... Jane Williams
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ... Edward Williams
Terence Taplin ... Godwin (as Terry Taplin)
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Fanny
Bibiana Fernández ... Fornarina (as Bibí Andersen)
Josep Maria Pou ... Oficial aduana (as José María Pou)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Teresa Guiccioli
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Storyline

The film is situated in the time when Mary Shelley wrote her novel "Frankenstein". It describes the relationship between Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley during various voyages through different European countries in that period. Although Frankenstein is just an invention strange things happen to the people Mary does not like. Written by Volker Boehm

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Byron sólo lamentaba los pecados que no había podido cometer [Byron only lamented the sins he hadn't committed] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rowing with the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Asturias, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of mid-late 1980s period films featuring actor Hugh Grant. The movies include: Maurice (1987), The Dawning (1988), White Mischief (1987), The Bengali Night (1988), Champagne Charlie (1989), Rowing with the Wind (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), and The Lady and the Highwayman (1989). See more »

Quotes

John Polidori: Alright Shelley, it's all right. Calm down. The mind can sometimes play tricks on us. It was just a nightmare.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: But I'm awake!
John Polidori: We are never awake Mr. Shelley. As a poet, you know that better than I.
Percy Bysshe Shelley: I am confused and tried Mr. Polidori. I'm not rich. I have debts. Godwin wants nothing to do with me, but he always needs more money. He no longer asks, he demands. He has no interest in me or Mary or Claire; only in my checks. And my friends look upon me as a banker too. And what is more they, they ...
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Connections

Featured in Miguel Picazo, un cineasta extramuros (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams
(opening credits and throughout)
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Good film
28 November 2001 | by joanribaSee all my reviews

I disagree with most of the critics, I think it's an excellent film. Camera, music, colors, everything is an harmonic combination. The only possible critic might be, the film can be a little be pretentious, but I would never describe it as tedious. You like it or hate it, I am fortunate ones.


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