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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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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 Júlia kisasszony (1919) See more »

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Den glade kopparslagaren
Composed by Carl Peter
Swedish lyrics by Bo Brink
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Class Warfare
1 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The young miss Julie (Anita Bjork) 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.

This film had an interesting influence abroad. Alfred Hitchcock said he had hired Björk as the female lead for "I Confess" in 1952, after seeing her in "Miss Julie". However, when Björk arrived in Hollywood with her lover Stig Dagerman and their baby, Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers, insisted that Hitchcock find another actress.

What makes this is a great film, beyond the absolutely gorgeous cinematography, is the intrinsic idea of class division. It had been done before and has been done since, but it is a theme that seems to be eternal and always a joy to watch when properly executed.


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