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In July (2000)

Im Juli (original title)
Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

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Isa
Idil Üner ...
Melek
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Leo
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Luna
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Kellner
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Ernest Hausmann ...
Kodjo
Gábor Salinger ...
Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin ...
Türkischer Grenzbeamter
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Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach ...
Kira
Linda Wagener ...
Anette
Hans Daglioglu ...
Ernie
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Storyline

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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Im August, im Kino, im Juli. See more »


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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Daniel Bannier: Hi!
Juli: You made it.
Daniel Bannier: Nice to see you.
Juli: Where's your date.
Daniel Bannier: My darling, I've traveled thousands of miles, I've crossed rivers and moved mountains. I've suffered and endured agonies. I've resisted temptation, and I've followed the sun, so that I could stand before you and tell you I love you.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Suicide Swing
Performed by Gato Nero
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Light and funny yet deep and charming - an original movie you shouldn't miss!
31 December 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

What I found special about the "Im Juli" is that, although the story feels like a fantasy, the characters are very warm and real. All those meetings and coincidences looked a little unbelievable first time, but now I think everything makes sense if we see the story as an allegory…meaningful but at the same time light and funny.

The playfulness of the script might perhaps make some miss the message of the movie, but the message actually is there and is a strong one. As I see it, "Im Juli" is a story about hope and about finding life and happiness. Searching for the one meant for you in furthest places to realise that what you've been searching for was right next to you all along.

I liked the idea of the first part of the movie being a flashback until we get back to the sun eclipse we had seen at the beginning. After the sun comes out again it looks like dark gets out of Daniel's mind and the sun shows him the right way this time: that Juli was the one he had been searching all along. The whole journey changes Daniel incredibly much as with her sun amulet, Juli learns him to do the same as her: trust faith and go on searching for happiness. The ending was really perfect: all the 4 characters' roads coming together and Daniel finally seeing the ultimate proof that he had found what he was looking for.

What I enjoyed about the movie is that although the message is a serious one, the story is so light and everything goes on really fast and surprising. The whole journey through so many different countries and passing beside so many different people and cultures was really interesting and refreshing, as were all the characters in the movie. All the actors, playing the Turkish guy, Luna or the officer at the Romanian border, looked they were really enjoying their roles and brought most of the movie's humour: great, subtle and nothing Hollywood like.

All in all, I thought it was a really enjoyable movie, so different from the usual productions we get from Hollywood. Really a movie you shouldn't miss!


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