The Triumph of Love
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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- Clare Peploe
- Jeremy Thomas, Massimo Cortesi, Reinhard Kloos, Thomas Schuhly
- Jacopo Quadri
- Clare Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Marilyn Goldin
- Director of Photography
- Fabio Cianchetti
- Maurizio Argentieri
- Jason Osborn
- Principal Cast
- Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Fiona Shaw, Jay Rodan