Late 19th century. The young miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken her engagement but is attracted to one of the servants, Jean. They spend the midsummer ... See full summary »
Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16, a man embarking on his first film in 1950's Tunisia, and finally to his current ... See full summary »
Miss Julie has power over Jean because she's an aristocrat but he has power over her because he's a man. On Midsummer Eve this power battle turns to love which is consummated. But as each ... See full summary »
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Midsummer night, 1894, in northern Sweden. The complex strictures of class bind a man and a woman. Miss Julie, the inexperienced but imperious daughter of the manor, deigns to dance at the servant's party. She's also drawn to Jean, a footman who has traveled, speaks well, and doesn't kowtow. He is engaged to Christine, a servant, and while she sleeps, Jean and Miss Julie talk through the night in the kitchen. For part of the night it's a power struggle, for part it's the bearing of souls, and by dawn, they want to break the chains of class and leave Sweden together. When Christine wakes and goes off to church, Jean and Miss Julie have their own decisions to make. Written by
Mike Figgis originally planned to make this with Nicolas Cage and Juliette Binoche. However, when he made _Leaving Las Vegas_ with Cage, the actor's salary was a manageable $200,000. Following his Oscar win, Cage's price shot up to $20 million. See more »
This play is a stark portrayal of the heavy price that must be paid when social conventions are thrown to the winds. Moral relativism as a topic of cocktail party chatter is amusing, as a guiding principle in real life one discovers that there is nothing very amusing in the bottomless pit to which it can lead. The acting of Peter Mullan and Saffron Burrows is nothing short of electrified and provides a neon lit twenty four hour period in which life changing decisions transport the main characters to levels of existence of which they had not previously even dared to dream. As the play begins, there is not even a hint of the journey that is in store for Miss Julie and her father's valet as their incipient flirtation with disaster rains sparks amid the tinder of an aristocratic manor house.
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