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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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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Giulietta Boldrini: I don't care about the clemency you offer me but the salvation of my soul.
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Fellini at his dazzling, colorful peak!
7 February 2004 | by (Los Gatos, California) – See all my reviews

Fellini casts his real-life wife, Guilietta Masina, as Guilietta - an upper middle class housewife whose life is coming apart. The film's plot serves a vehicle for some of the most dazzling, psychedelic scenes ever put on film, all before anyone used computer graphics to make cinema more fantastic. Fellini uses costumes, makeup and, most of all casting of supporting actors and extras, to achieve his surrealism.

His first film is color, this is Fellini's most Felliniesque movie.


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