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Summer Lover (2008)

Sappho (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 March 2008 (Ukraine)
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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 ...
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Bakhtiyar Aliev ...
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Seit-Khalil Ametov ...
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Vasily Andrus ...
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Diana Asonova ...
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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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Phil: Don't you understand? Nothing good will come out of this game. All of us being together will not last. We'll take sides, get jealous, and start to hate one another.
Sappho: Just like it happens when two normal people get married?
Phil: Maybe. But that's how it is most times. It's the way nature meant it to be.
Sappho: [to Helene] You see Helene, that's what makes Phil a bad painter. He paints ordinary pictures that ordinary people will buy.
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sappho? no
27 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't watch this movie without cringing at the lead girl. She really was hard to watch. I felt like it was like playing dress up for her.

This was apparently 1926 and I couldn't tell how old she was or what. She walked like Paris Hilton, Not Greta Garbo. She didn't seem to know anything about how an upperclass girl acted in 26. Also, did she have an accent? did she not? I really hope I don't see any more of this idiot.

The lead actor though wasn't too bad. I felt like he really carried the movie for me.

It was an OK movie over all. I won't watch it again. I can't bear the audacious acting.


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