Luca Marinelli, Francesco Di Leva, Salvatore Sansone, Andrea Vergoni, Kathrin Resetarits, William Sinclair
Corrado Sassi, Camilla Volpato
Happy Film, with the support of Regione Lazio
HD - colour
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Waves is inspired by a short novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, The Ebb-tide, written and published in 1894, the year of his untimely death (Stevenson was 44 years old). The Ebb-tide tells the story of three men: a former coward employee, a former rogue clerk and a former navy captain who, drunk, cause a wreck of a ship. Failed in life and taken refuge in the islands of the Pacific, the three are involved in a foolish criminal attempt, destined to overwhelm them permanently. Stevenson tells the struggle between Good and Evil, in an apologue which opens the way to the great conflicting heroes described from Joseph Conrad, from Almayer to Lord Jim. The Ebb-tide is the most modern Stevenson's novel, the one that moves away from the Nineteenth Century adventures and already announce the novel of the Twentieth Century. "There is a tide in human affairs", writes Stevenson: "a tide which, as with Jekyll and Hyde, obliges the individual inescapably to choose between right and wrong, between the fall and redemption".