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The Triumph of Love

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Synopsis

Leonide Princess of Sparta, sits on a throne usurped by her father which rightfully belongs to Agis. Leonide had spied Agis swimming in a lake and fallen deeply in love with him; she therefore schemes to conquer the young man's heart, marry him and give back what is due to him by right of birth.

Agis has been brought up, secretly, in a villa protected by solid walls, by the philosopher Hermocrates and his sister Leontine, according to the principles of the enlightenment philosophy. Devoted to reason, they despise emotions and feelings and distrust what is mysterious and inexplicable. They have taught the young Agis to hate the princess.

Leonide and her maid Corine, disguised as male students, Phocion and Hermidas, sneak into the villa. They appear anxious to drink deep from the fountain of Hermocrates' Knowledge and are assisted, at a price, by the servants Arlequin and Dimas. Weaving a tangled web of emotions, the two girls put into effect a cunning and sensual plan. The outcome of which provides the wherewithal for love to triumph.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Clare Peploe
Producer
Jeremy Thomas, Massimo Cortesi, Reinhard Kloos, Thomas Schuhly
Editor
Jacopo Quadri
Screenwriter
Clare Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Marilyn Goldin
Director of Photography
Fabio Cianchetti
Sound
Maurizio Argentieri
Music
Jason Osborn
Principal Cast
Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Fiona Shaw, Jay Rodan

Production Company

Navert Film
Contact: Lucinda Agar
Via Delle Mantellate SA
Rome 00165
Italy

T 00 39 6 6813 6386
F 00 39 6 6821 2351

navert.film@caltanet.it

Sales
Company

Hanway
Contact: Jonathan Lynch-Staunton
24 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UH
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7290 0750
F 00 44 (0)20 7290 0751

info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com