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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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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. 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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Drama | Romance

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Sappho: You can marry Helene. You can have her if you like.
Phil: I'm not a Turk. I can't have two wives. It's in the rules.
Sappho: Don't be so boring, Phil. There are no rules in this game. There's nothing we can imagine that's not allowed. What's love is love.
Phil: Well, what's loyalty is that too. Don't you care if I sleep with other women now?
Sappho: You can sleep with other boys too if you like.
[to Helene]
Sappho: Will you marry my husband?
Helene: Yes.
Sappho: Then it's perfect. It's all that simple. We can all be married to one another.
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Great chick flick
3 July 2008 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend more or less dragged me to this movie in St. Petersburg, Russia. I was determined to hate it, and I ended up liking it. She'd give it 10 stars, I know, but since this is really a chick flick for girls who are still asking "who am I?", and I'm a guy who already knows who he is, I'll give it eight stars. For the visuals and the music I'd give it ten stars, and the script contains some great lines too, and the actors are all good-looking eye candy - it's just a pity that sometimes it feels that some emotion wasn't felt, just imitated.

All in all, the movie's like a holiday from reality - beautiful landscapes, wonderful costumes, and 2 actresses who look as good with nothing on as with something on, superb music, and a strange story that drags you in and puts you in a trance. It was a real ugly shock to come out of the cinema back to a gray and rainy city again.


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