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Miss Julie (1951)
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Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken her engagement but is attracted to one of the servants, Jean. They spend the midsummer ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Anita Björk ...
Ulf Palme ...
Märta Dorff ...
Kristin, cook
Lissi Alandh ...
Countess Berta, Julie's mother
Anders Henrikson ...
Count Carl, Julie's father
Inga Gill ...
Viola
Åke Fridell ...
Robert
Kurt-Olof Sundström ...
Julie's Fiancé
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Hand
Margaretha Krook ...
Governess (as Margareta Krook)
Åke Claesson ...
Doctor
Inger Norberg ...
Jan Hagerman ...
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Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken her engagement but is attracted to one of the servants, Jean. They spend the midsummer night together, telling each other their memories and of their dreams. Realizing that an affair between a man of the people and an aristocrat is impossible, they plan to escape to Switzerland. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Romance

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30 July 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Swedish censorship certificate # 078560 renewed in 1953, 1976 and 1978. See more »

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Remake of El pecado de Julia (1946) See more »

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NOCTURNE, PIANO, OP. 48:1, no. 13, C-minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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not bad at all
23 February 2005 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

Well, at the very least this film deserves more than the two lone commentaries here so far. While hardly relishing it the way the others have, it is surprising that a movie this good has gotten so little notice at this site, and for all I know maybe elsewhere. Because it sprang from a play, and a rather famous one at that, it has a certain staginess about it, no matter how deftly it has been opened up, and I am not at all sure that the principals were the right ones, good as they are. Nevertheless, there are many fine things about them and it, and it is certainly a better movie that a good eighty or ninety percent of the ones that came out during the fifties. Perhaps the clumsiness of the S and M stuff could have been softened into a little more subtlety, there is just too much of hip hop quality to it that does not seem felt, since Strindberg usually used a sledgehammer for that sort of thing, and almost had to from the narrow horizons of stage, words words words being all that he had at hand, but Sjoberg demonstrates such a fine feel for the camera that he could have turned it into something a lot more powerful. Also the limitations of budget seems a little evident, more or less working with what was in the neighborhood.

Still this movie is not without its fascinations, and the childhood stuff has real nightmarish quality. Bergman's Naked Night had some very powerful stuff along the beach with the soldiers that was more obviously powerful, but the childhood stuff here was almost its equal. If you have not seen this Miss Julie, do yourself a favor. Its quite good.


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