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


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Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

In July  »

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DEM 5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Fatih Akin: the Romanian Border Guard. See more »


During the end of the film, Daniel, Juli, Isa and Melek pass the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Second Bridge) from the European side to the Asian side just after Daniel and Juli are picked up by the others, but seconds later during the helicopter shot they are crossing from the Asian side to the European side on the Bosphorus Bridge (First Bridge). See more »


Daniel Bannier: Ok, we'll play the old game. The first person to stop decides where we go, ok?
Juli: Want me to tell you something?
[Daniel nods]
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: What?
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: It's funny but I'm not sure I heard that right...
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: I said that it's difficult to understand you.
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References A Trip to the Moon (1902) See more »


Budapester Schlittenfahrt
Written by Richard von der Schulenburg (as von der Schulenburg)
Performed by Die Sterne
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At Last!
15 July 2003 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Finally we get the chance to see a Fatih Akin film (apart from some festival screenings!)in Turkey. Even though he is originally Turkish his films never been in Turkish movie theatres before. How weird is that? My two friends and I went to see this film after a tiring workday. We were all full of stress hoping to chill out. After the film we were the happiest people on planet. I haven't seen a film that makes me feel this good for a long time. I felt both proud and jealous for Fatih Akin. He has great directing skills. The electricity between the actors and the director is awesome. You can easily see that everyone who involved this film is happy to be there. And the audience was also so happy to be there and meet this bright young director. I saw couple of German films that directed by young directors (some of them second generation Turkish ones) lately. I must say most of them were really inspiring and brave films. They have the humanity and originality that makes wait for the next example. In the film we see a variety of eccentric (Luna), free spirited (Juli), boring (Daniel), dull (the guardians at the Romanian and Turkish borders) people. But in the end they are all good in their hearts. We see no one truly bad or plain. I watched the director on a talk show the other day. He was also so positive and that tells us how he managed to direct such a "feel good" movie. It is a great idea to end the film in Istanbul, a magical city for a magical ending. Those, who haven't seen the "In July" yet. You don't know what you're missing. You cannot find this taste in any mainstream movie. Go and see this really good film. Thank you Fatih Akin for making this movie. I can't wait to see his next work.

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