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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. 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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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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Sappho censored
7 February 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Crombie made a wonderful movie about the "tenth muse" Sappho. He won with his interpretation of "sapphic" love the Golden Aphrodite-award during the Cyprus International Film Festival. A fragment of that movie that I uploaded to YouTube.com made an end to my account. It was merciless terminated. I was aware of the very big reactions against the movie of the church and anti-gays, but I didn't know the YouTube-team was part of them. Of course I did vehemently protest against their intolerance, but I received no answer. Scandalous! The video-clip they censored can be seen on my site "Ancient Greece and Rome in movies". That site can be found by typing "klassieke oudheid in bioscoop" in the Google-search-field.


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