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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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Christiane Paul ...
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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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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 Ernst, im Spaß, 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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The movie starts with a total solar eclipse on July 7. Some hints (German Marks; the war in Yugoslavia) show that the story took place between 1991 and 2001. However, there were no solar eclipses on July 7 after 1880. The only total solar eclipse in 1991-2001 happened on July 11 1991 and was only visible in Western Hemisphere. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Bannier: What's that?
Juli: [chuckling] The border. The Danube.
Daniel Bannier: What's so funny? It's real funny, huh? Real funny. Terribly funny.
Juli: Calm down.
Daniel Bannier: No! It's all your fault!
Juli: My fault?
Daniel Bannier: Your fault!
Juli: Why is it my fault?
Daniel Bannier: Because all this shit is your fault! If I'd taken the ferry from Bari, I'd be in Instanbul now instead of a pit like this!
Juli: Bari! Without me you'd never get to Bari! You'd still be in Bavaria! Who helped you cross the border? Who stole the car?
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Written and Performed by Korai Öröm
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'In July' is a wonderful romantic comedy cum road picture
2 February 2002 | by (St. Louis, MO, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw the very surprising "In July (Im Juli)" at our International Film Festival last fall and was stunned by how good and how funny it was. "German romantic comedy" sounded like an oxymoron, but others who had seen it urged me to give it a try. Wow!

This film was a marvel as a piece of entertainment. It's tight, fast, funny, surprising, and charming. Part romantic comedy and part road picture, the story is full of twists and delights as it takes you on a ride across Europe, switching languages as we go - German, English, Bulgarian, Turkish. The look of the film is great, with dynamic camera work and beautifully framed scenes. The editing and pace are wonderful, and the music choices are ideal. Acting by both stars couldn't be better for the story, as they are charming, touching, and funny. The story itself will keep you guessing and then wrap-up with an end that's both satisfying and refreshing. Who would have thought a German film could have such lightness and playfulness? This is strictly an entertainment film; it's not deep or significant - the usual German film forte. But the film is a whole lot of fun. The audiences here at the film festival loved it and it was a near-miss for audience favorite (right behind another more serious German film), but this is quite an achievement for a film that's just light entertainment.

Hopefully, this film will find greater distribution, and encourage it's filmmakers to make more movies. Right now, I know of no plans for wider distribution of this terrific gem. I hope that changes soon. Distributors?


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