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Sappho (2008)

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.


Robert Crombie


Robert Crombie
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Cast overview:
Avalon Barrie Avalon Barrie ... Sappho Lovell
Todd Soley Todd Soley ... Phil Lovell
Lyudmila Shiryaeva Lyudmila Shiryaeva ... Helene Orlov
Bogdan Stupka ... Professor Orlov
Elissaios Vlachos Elissaios Vlachos ... Dionisios
Vassilis Psychogiopoulos Vassilis Psychogiopoulos ... Barber
Oksana Osipova Oksana Osipova ... Maria
Sergey Kosenko Sergey Kosenko ... Christos
Anatoliy Semenov Anatoliy Semenov ... Tattoo-Artist
Bakhtiyar Aliev Bakhtiyar Aliev ... Island Resident
Seit-Khalil Ametov Seit-Khalil Ametov ... Island Resident
Vasily Andrus Vasily Andrus ... Island Resident
Diana Asonova Diana Asonova ... Island Resident


"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


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

5 March 2008 (Ukraine) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Lover See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »


Box Office


$1,950,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Crombie Film, Yalta-Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Love Dance, Dance Of The Young Girls, And Dance Of The Men
(From the ballet 'Carnaval')
Composed by Mikis Theodorakis
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Better to watch the first version!! Summer Lovers!!
3 October 2018 | by noskcirenojSee all my reviews

I picked this movie up at a flea market. It reminded me of Summer Lovers with Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher in 1982. Many other reviewers said the acting and dialog were wooden and other than the scenery and music, and some good erotic scenes, you should give the movie a pass. I have always loved Summer Lovers (1982) with MUCH better dialog, acting and story, but I wish I could merge the two. Always thought the 1982 version was the perfect erotic movie that just stopped short. The 2008 is the extra but left behind all the class and quality that made the original a good movie.

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