In July (2000)
"Im Juli." (original title)

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Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christiane Paul ...
Idil Üner ...
Ernest Hausmann ...
Gábor Salinger ...
Cem Akin ...
Türkischer Grenzbeamter
Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach ...
Linda Wagener ...
Hans Daglioglu ...


Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Juli, a girl at the flea-market, wants to get known to Daniel and manages to sell him a Mayan ring with a sun on it, foretelling him that he will meet a girl with a sun. One day later Daniel is already on his way across Europe. It seems the prophecy came true somehow. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany)  »

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In July  »

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DEM 5,000,000 (estimated)

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Fatih Akin:  the Romanian Border Guard. See more »


When being stopped at the Turkish side of the border Isa and Daniel should have crossed the Bulgarian check point already which should have required the missing Daniel's passport. See more »


Isa: Hey, you two lovebirds! Where to?
Daniel Bannier: To the fucking south!
Isa: Ok, get in.
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A Summer Night's Dream
28 August 2000 | by (Langen, Germany) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've seen a film so unabashedly emotional. It often crosses the line to kitsch (thus getting a little embarrassing sometimes), but that doesn't matter because the whole thing is just so overwhelmingly likeable that I saw it twice in a row. A perfect feel-good-movie for the summer holidays. There are so many great scenes: Daniel and Juli getting stoned and singing "Blue Moon", Luna (played incredibly sexy by Branka Katic) laughing crazily during the chase through Budapest or the photos of Romania (who took those when both Daniel and Juli are in the picture?)

But you better don't scrutinize the logic too closely and while the dialogue also could have been more inspired and witty (as in Fatih Akin's first film "Kurz und schmerzlos"), "Im Juli" more than makes up for it with great characters, inventive cinematography (especially in the hallucinating scenes), a wonderful soundtrack and the rarely seen locations of SouthEastEurope. Makes you want to drive to Istanbul right away. See this film (even if you're a jaded cynic)! I gave it 9/10.

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