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Julia (2008)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 March 2008 (France)
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A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait.

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Miguel (as Gastón Peterson)
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Storyline

Julia is a drunk. She loses her job in real estate and at an A.A. meeting meets a neighbor, Elena, an addled Mexican woman who talks about having lots of money and a plan to kidnap her own son from the boy's grandfather, a wealthy businessman. Elena wants Julia's help. Julia says yes with her own plan to do this alone. Following Elena's plan, Julia manages to grab the boy, Tom, who's about 10. Now what? She asks for a ransom. Tom's grandfather and his money are connected directly to Mexican drug trafficking, so Julia is up against long odds. Will anyone make it out alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 March 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Apagogi horis antikrysma  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,524 (USA) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$64,482 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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In real life, Tilda Swinton, who plays an alcoholic in the film, cannot drink. She says she would fall asleep after having just one glass. See more »

Goofs

After Julia goes to the bus station to retrieve the money, she steals a car after noticing policemen keeping guard next to hers. When she arrives in the desert and finds Tom unconscious, she wakes him up by splashing him with water from the bottle that was in her original car. See more »

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Tom: My mother is a lost soul
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References Gloria (1980) See more »

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Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
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Nice film
5 October 2010 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Just watched this film on TV and love it. Tilda Swinton's acting is extremely good here. Most actresses tend to over-act in such a role but Tilda's acting is just perfect. The story line is good, fast moving and interesting. Good directing also judging from the high acting standard as a whole here. Surprised that this movie did not win any other awards other than the British. The movie happened in United States and Mexico and good choice of filming sites. Only thing I can suggest is to have a more dynamic tittle for the film. I have not watched this film until now because I was not aware it was going to be such a nice thriller type of film.


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