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The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  10 May 2002 (USA)
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A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.

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In an unidentified country in 18th century Europe, a usurper's daughter has inherited the throne and feels guilty about her family's crimes. She learns that a rightful heir exists but has been taught to hate her and reject all love, and who additionally is kept in seclusion to protect him from her. Spying on his household, she falls in love at the first sight of him, suggesting an obvious happy ending as regards the throne. But to even get close enough to him to talk about it, she must embark on a series of bribes, deceptions, and seductions... Written by Anonymous

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Her Game Is Seduction, The Prize Is His Love... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some nudity and sensuality | See all certifications »
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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo del amor  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,507 (USA) (19 April 2002)

Gross:

$446,942 (USA) (30 August 2002)
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The ensemble musical number at the end is "Forets Paisibles" from the opera Les Indes Galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau. See more »

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Forêts paisibles
from the Opera LES INDES GALANTES
By Jean-Philippe Rameau (as J.P. Rameau)
Lyrics by Louis Fuzelier
Adapted by Jason Osborn
Sung by the cast: Mira Sorvino, Rachael Stirling, Ignazio Oliva, Luis Molteni,
Jay Rodan, Fiona Shaw and Ben Kingsley
Orchestra: The City of Prague Philharmonic
Conducted by Jason Osborn
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Triumph of virtuoso film
25 April 2002 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

What can I say... A virtuoso of film. Mira Sorvino lights up the screen in this period frolic. Brilliant delivery, acute comic timing and Clare Peploe's fun direction ensure a masterful cut. In Sorvino's wake, Kingsley, Shaw and Rodan form a well cast, well acted and elegant support. Especially worthy of a mention is Rebecca Stirling who does an amazing job as Phocien's (sp?) best friend / royal subject. The electric guitar music is so anachronistically right, the DV jump cuts are well placed, and the dialog well written... I don't think I've ever heard period dialog performed with such a natural light touch. It is Sorvino that we remember after the lights are down, playing dual roles, and seducing the viewers as well as the characters. In another Oscar deserving performance, the biggest triumph here is that of Mira herself....


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