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Miss Julie (1951)

Fröken Julie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 July 1951 (Sweden)
An heiress begins to realize her attraction to one of her family's servants.

Director:

Alf Sjöberg

Writers:

Alf Sjöberg, August Strindberg (play)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anita Björk ... Miss Julie
Ulf Palme ... Jean
Märta Dorff ... Kristin, cook
Lissi Alandh ... Countess Berta, Julie's mother
Anders Henrikson ... Count Carl, Julie's father
Inga Gill ... Viola
Åke Fridell ... Robert
Kurt-Olof Sundström Kurt-Olof Sundström ... Julie's Fiancé
Max von Sydow ... Hand
Margaretha Krook ... Governess (as Margareta Krook)
Åke Claesson ... Doctor
Inger Norberg Inger Norberg ... Julie as a child
Jan Hagerman Jan Hagerman ... Jean as a child
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Storyline

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 night together, telling each other their memories and of their dreams. Realizing that an affair between a man of the people and an aristocrat is impossible, they plan to escape to Switzerland. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The haunting, passionate film version of Strindberg's World Famous Play See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #416. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stjärnbilder (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Den glade kopparslagaren
Composed by Carl Peter
Swedish lyrics by Bo Brink
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Class Warfare
1 February 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The young miss Julie (Anita Bjork) 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 night together, telling each other their memories and of their dreams. Realizing that an affair between a man of the people and an aristocrat is impossible, they plan to escape to Switzerland.

This film had an interesting influence abroad. Alfred Hitchcock said he had hired Björk as the female lead for "I Confess" in 1952, after seeing her in "Miss Julie". However, when Björk arrived in Hollywood with her lover Stig Dagerman and their baby, Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers, insisted that Hitchcock find another actress.

What makes this is a great film, beyond the absolutely gorgeous cinematography, is the intrinsic idea of class division. It had been done before and has been done since, but it is a theme that seems to be eternal and always a joy to watch when properly executed.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

French | Swedish

Release Date:

30 July 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Julie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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