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Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Giulietta degli spiriti (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 3 November 1965 (USA)
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Suzy / Iris / Fanny
Mario Pisu ...
Giorgio (Giulietta's husband)
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Valentina
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Pijma
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
Giorgio's friend (as José De Villalonga)
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Medium (as Fredrich Ledebur)
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Giulietta's mother
Lou Gilbert ...
Grandfather
Luisa Della Noce ...
Adele
Silvana Jachino ...
Dolores
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Elisabetta - the maid (as Milena Vucotic)
Fred Williams ...
Lynx-Eyes' agent
Dany París ...
Desperate friend
Anne Francine ...
Psychodramatist
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Storyline

Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She visits a psychic seer who tells her she must follow the sex trade in order to be happy. Not long after she meets her eccentric and sexy neighbour, Suzy, who, by all counts appears to be a high class prostitute and encourages Juilet into sexual acts which make her guilty and nervous. A rare night when her husband is at home she wakes up to catch him talking to another woman on the phone. He calls out the name "Gabriella" while sleeping, but when she questions him he lies his way out of it. She finds out who Gabriella is and fears her husband will leave her. Juliet begins having visions who accuse and terrorize her. The pinnacle of the visions comes at the end where it is implied she realizes she would be better off without her husband and is ultimately emotionally emancipated. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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3 November 1965 (USA)  »

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Juliet of the Spirits  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,524 (USA) (15 June 2001)

Gross:

$78,550 (USA) (3 August 2001)
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Trivia

Director Federico Fellini claimed he took LSD in preparation for making this film. See more »

Quotes

Giorgio: Jose owns one of the biggest bull farms. Sometimes at night this madman puts on his own bullfight.
Giulietta Boldrini: What courage! Isn't it dangerous?
Giorgio's friend: No, signora, it's poetry. Poetry is never dangerous. My best friends are toreadors. They compose music, write verse, and abhor blood.
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User Reviews

 
There are movies and there is Fellini!
15 February 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

No spoilers here, just a simple feeling that I have every time I see a FELINNI movie: "There are movies and there is Fellini" This is an art film, as most of Fellini's movies, so I wont try to explain or comment anything on it, everybody has to have his own vision about the movie. Don't try to explain everything, don't try to see flaws in the screenplay, just take it the way it is: a beautiful fantasy. YES, it is very pretentious, if you don't like it or if you don't understand it that means this movies want not meant for you, but for the rest of us! The Criterion version of this movie is pure perfection, even though the 1 channel sound is not enough to get the full experience of this masterpiece. You'll love it or you'll hate it, there is nothing between!


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