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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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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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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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Winner Grand Prize Cannes Film Festival 1951 See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Swedish censorship certificate # 078560 renewed in 1953, 1976 and 1978. See more »

Connections

Version of Frøken Julie (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Konvaljens avsked
Music by Otto Lindwall (as Otto Lindvall)
Lyrics by David Lindwall (as David Lindvall)
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Sense and sensibility
27 February 2007 | by romdalSee all my reviews

A magnificent piece of cinema and a great Strindberg production. It is the second movie by Sjöberg I see after Hetz, and it seems to me that he bestows an unparalleled sensibility to scenes and to individual characters. This comes as a blessing to Miss Julie, since the Strindberg characters are a more or less neurotic and unsympathetic lot, who needs all the empathy the viewer can muster. It is the story of a dangerous liaison between the noble Miss Julie and her manservant Jean. The story takes place after the damage is done, as during the night-long midsummer festivities the two contemplate running away. Now, the times that one of the two change their mind about running away or not cannot be counted on two hands, an it is a good example of why I normally cannot stand stageplays by people like Strindberg, and certain love/hate Bergman movies like Scenes from a Marriage and Saraband. But the immaculate rendering of feelings and passion that stream towards you again is the saving grace and lifts this movie to a much higher level than any of Bergman's gut wrenching offerings. Plus, there are some brilliant narrative goodies like the extremely elegant flashbacks, which intertwine seamless with the present, or the rhythm of calm scenes with emotional ones and the punctual reoccurance of the noisy meandering midsummer night party (acts sort of a Greek choir to the two mains). Also, fantastic camera work, composition etc. Max von Sydow has an unsympathetic bit part, many years before he played for Bergman in Seventh Seal. Already looking forward to seeing it again.


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Country:

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Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

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