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Summer Lover (2008) More at IMDbPro »Sappho (original title)

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Summer Lover -- Sappho Lovell has the perfect life; daughter of a millionaire, married to a handsome & artistic husband and has set off on a summer long trip to the beautiful Greek isle of Lesbos. However, everything changes when she meets Helene. What begins innocently as a summer friendship ignites into a high stakes ménage à trois of love and lust with a stormy outcome.
Summer Lover -- Trailer 2 for Sappho
Summer Lover -- Trailer for Sappho
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Release Date:
5 March 2008 (Ukraine) See more »
Love is what is love
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Avalon Barrie ... Sappho Lovell
Todd Soley ... Phil Lovell
Lyudmila Shiryaeva ... Helene Orlov

Bogdan Stupka ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Leontaritis ... Voice over (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Crombie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Crombie  writer

Produced by
Robert Crombie .... co-producer
Andrey Noviko .... executive producer
Artur Novikov .... producer
Alexander Shviodiky .... line producer
Original Music by
Maro Theodorakis 
Cinematography by
Bagir Rafiev  (as Bagir Rafiyev)
Film Editing by
Igor Litoninskiy 
Casting by
Vicki Goggin 
Costume Design by
Tatyana Novikova 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Martin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Olga Gorvat .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergey Robin .... second assistant director
Firuz Sabzaliev .... first assistant director
Tatayana Shadrina .... first assistant director
Art Department
Sergey Gavrilenkov .... set designer
Lev Martsenyuk .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Justin Gray .... boom operator
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Phil Rosati .... sound mixer
Michael Ugrin .... sound editor
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrey Aulina .... gaffer
Robert Crombie .... second assistant camera
Sergey Dmitriev .... electrician
Vasily Popov .... camera operator
Casting Department
Carrie Williams .... casting assistant
Location Management
Olga Gorvat .... location manager
Other crew
Oksana Glebko .... translator
Natalya Kobernik .... production accountant
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
Irina Verholantseva .... production accountant

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Also Known As:
"Sappho" - Ukraine (original title)
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88 min
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Phil:And? What comes next?
Helene:It's lost. We'll never know.
Sappho:Perhaps we should decide for ourselves.
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4 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully Original, 12 July 2008

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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