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Julia and Julia (1987)

Giulia e Giulia (original title)
Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Del Monte

Writers:

Peter Del Monte (screenplay and dialogue), Silvia Napolitano (screenplay and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathleen Turner ... Giulia
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Padre di Paolo
Gabriel Byrne ... Paolo
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Madre di Paolo
Sting ... Daniel
Lidia Broccolino ... Carla
Norman Mozzato ... Luigi
Yorgo Voyagis ... Goffredo
Mirella Falco Mirella Falco ... Una donna
Alexander Van Wyk Alexander Van Wyk ... Marco
Francesca Muzio Francesca Muzio ... Sara
John Steiner ... Alex
Bruno Cappelletti Bruno Cappelletti ... Un operaio
Maurizio Tabani Maurizio Tabani ... Il barman
Renato Scarpa ... Il commissario
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Storyline

Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds, where in one she is still struggling with her grief over Paolo's death, and in the other she is married to Paolo. In the latter time-line, Paolo is alive and well with their five year old son, and Julia is having an affair with a British gentleman named Daniel. The frequent supernatural sliding between these two worlds threaten to drive Julia crazy, as she begins having difficulty in telling them apart, and as she learns which world she is currently living in. Written by matt-282

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A love trapped between two worlds

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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The first movie shot with Sony equipment employing NHK's High Definition Video System (HDVS), an analog video format with 1125 lines of resolution. The video master was then printed to 35mm film to be projected in theaters. See more »

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Referenced in Passion of Mind (2000) See more »

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Uninvolving.
31 August 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Strange - and strangely uninvolving - psychological drama that plays like a dragged-out "Twilight Zone" episode. The most distracting thing about it is its "TV-ish" look; not everyone will mind it, but personally I just couldn't get over it. The second problem is that the script makes no sense, even in its own terms (just an example: what's up with the boy saying "You're not my mother"? Who IS his mother?). And the third is Gabriel Byrne's lifeless performance: he resembles a walking corpse (then again, that may be exactly what he's playing). The basic idea, Turner's committed performance and a few steamy sex scenes are what this film has to offer. (**)


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$901,364

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$901,364
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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