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Julia and Julia (1987)
"Giulia e Giulia" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  5 February 1988 (USA)
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Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably ... See full summary »

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Lidia Broccolino ...
Carla
Norman Mozzato ...
Luigi
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Goffredo
Mirella Falco ...
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Alexander Van Wyk ...
Marco
Francesca Muzio ...
Sara
John Steiner ...
Alex
Bruno Cappelletti ...
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Maurizio Tabani ...
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Renato Scarpa ...
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Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds, where in one she is still struggling with her grief over Paolo's death, and in the other she is married to Paolo. In the latter time-line, Paolo is alive and well with their five year old son, and Julia is having an affair with a British gentleman named Daniel. The frequent supernatural sliding between these two worlds threaten to drive Julia crazy, as she begins having difficulty in telling them apart, and as she learns which world she is currently living in. Written by Matthew Patay

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Sublimely and profoundly mesmerizing, Hitchcockian tale...
16 November 2002 | by (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a lifelong suspense/mystery fan, I do not enter this realm ill-prepared.

Consequently, when I write that "Julia and Julia" is a very special film, I do not do so ill-advised. Our friend Alfred Hitchcock would have envied this fascinating, morbid tale of love found, tragically lost, yet found and lost again. And again. Serving as a hyper-psychological "thriller", it is far above simply that. Argueably, there is no strict filmic category for it. The story is of a woman's life after having lost her husband in a car crash on their honeymoon. It's also about a woman who chooses to have an illicit, extramarital affair with a perfect stranger. It's also about...well...you should decide for yourself. Direction and writing are both truly sublime. It is surreal, the viewer is left pondering aghast until the end, indeed way beyond. From a devout Hitchcockian, Julia and Julia is forever one of my all-time favorite movies.


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