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Sappho, a newly wed American wife, with her husband on the Greek island Lesbos, goes through the pain of unrequited love to a young woman, very much like the namesake poet in ancient times.

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Cast overview:
Avalon Barrie ...
Sappho Lovell
Todd Soley ...
Phil Lovell
Lyudmila Shiryaeva ...
Helene Orlov
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Professor Orlov
Elissaios Vlachos ...
Dionisios
Vassilis Psychogiopoulos ...
Barber
Oksana Osipova ...
Maria
Sergey Kosenko ...
Christos
Anatoliy Semenov ...
Tattoo-Artist
Bakhtiyar Aliev ...
Island Resident
Seit-Khalil Ametov ...
Island Resident
Vasily Andrus ...
Island Resident
Diana Asonova ...
Island Resident
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"And? What comes next?" "It's lost. We'll never know." "Perhaps we should decide for ourselves" Sappho is a provocative and passionate love story set in the 1920s - not to be watched with children or with parents. Millionaire's daughter Sappho Lovell arrives on the Greek island of Lesbos for her honeymoon with her artist husband Phil. There she meets Helene, the daughter of a Russian archaeologist, and she falls in love with her. As our three lovers live out a complex girl-boy-girl sexual triangle, Sappho also comes to believe that she is the reincarnation of the ancient poetess Sappho - that Sappho who first put the "lesbian" in Lesbos. However, our modern Sappho does realize how the ancient Sappho's legend ends... Inspired by the poems of Sappho Written by Robert Crombie

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Love is what is love

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5 March 2008 (Ukraine)  »

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$1,950,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Helene: Have you come to say goodbye?
Sappho: Goodbye?
Helene: Aren't you going home? To America?
Sappho: I am home. This is Lesbos... and I am a lesbian. I've always known who I am. This is my home.
Helene: It's so boring here. You are welcome to it.
Sappho: It's like always a never. The sea breaking against the rocks. The one always wanting. It's the hardest thing loving someone who doesn't love you.
Helene: I'm sorry. It's not my fault.
Sappho: Come and be my girl. To feel your face and hear your footsteps, I'd give the world.
Helene: I am a woman now. I have ...
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Wonderfully Original
12 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm writing this note because somebody wrote a comment that this film is nothing we haven't seen before. Obviously, the writer's not from Ukraine and Russia, because this film is just everything we've never seen before - a beautiful tender tragic sexually-confused love story which at the end leaves everybody to make up their own minds. For us, Sappho is amazingly original and new. And amazingly popular in cinemas too.

Thinkong about it, maybe the writer's not from America too, because recently I haven't seen any American movies this open and interesting and intelligent. So I guess he's from Mars. Or maybe some magical country where they only make good movies, and not stupid films like "Wanted".


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