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The Triumph of Love (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 2002 (USA)
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A princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young prince with whom she falls in love.

Director:

Clare Peploe

Writers:

Marivaux (play), Clare Peploe | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mira Sorvino ... The Princess
Rachael Stirling ... Corine
Ben Kingsley ... Hermocrates
Jay Rodan ... Agis
Ignazio Oliva Ignazio Oliva ... Harlequin
Luis Molteni Luis Molteni ... Dimas
Fiona Shaw ... Leontine
Carlo Antonioni Carlo Antonioni ... Coachman
Carlo Marcoccia Carlo Marcoccia ... Shepherd
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Storyline

In an unidentified country in 18th century Europe, a usurper's daughter has inherited the throne and feels guilty about her family's crimes. She learns that a rightful heir exists but has been taught to hate her and reject all love, and who additionally is kept in seclusion to protect him from her. Spying on his household, she falls in love at the first sight of him, suggesting an obvious happy ending as regards the throne. But to even get close enough to him to talk about it, she must embark on a series of bribes, deceptions, and seductions... Written by Anonymous

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Her Game Is Seduction, The Prize Is His Love... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some nudity and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

Italy | UK | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo del amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,507, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$446,942, 1 September 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based upon a famous 18th century play by Pierre de Marivaux. In keeping with its theatrical roots, there are brief shots interspersed throughout of a modern audience in the garden. See more »

Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture from the Opera DON GIOVANNI
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A.Mozart)
Orchestra: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (as The City of Prague Philharmonic)
Conducted by Jason Osborn
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An entertaining movie if you like classical French theater
29 November 2002 | by sidpinkSee all my reviews

In college I studied Marivaux -- whose play this movie is based on -- so I have an understanding of the movie's context and characters. Given that, I found Triumph of Love to be rather enjoyable. But I don't recommend it for everyone. If you like Shakespeare in film or other cinematic adaptations of theater, you might well like this one. Mira Sorvino is, of course, lovely in the starring role(s).


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