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Miss Julie (1951)

Fröken Julie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 July 1951 (Sweden)
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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Margaretha Krook ...
Governess (as Margareta Krook)
Åke Claesson ...
Doctor
Inger Norberg ...
Julie as a child
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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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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Den blomstertid nu kommer
Texts by Israel Kolmodin (1694), Johan Olof Wallin (1819)
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31 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sjoberg takes a Strindberg play and converts in into a superb movie. The dramatic conflicts faced by the characters is intense and plausible and almost painful to watch.

The theme is the repression of women and sexual expression, and the rigid class system, in Sweden around the turn of the century, many years before the liberating effects of the victory by the Social Democrats in the election of 1932. It is exemplified by the disastrous attempt by Julie, the daughter of a count, to find love with a man who is well-educated, strongly respectful of his place, very handsome and personable, but of the servant class. The cast gives fine performances all up and down the line. Sjoberg directs with the hand of a master, some scenes expressionistic, some impressionistic, close-ups as needed, long shots perfectly fitted in.

If you are not familiar with Sjoberg, note that a big part of Bergman's startup came from his collaboration with the older Sjoberg on the movie Torment, in which Sjoberg directed and Bergman wrote the script and served as assistant director.


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