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In July (2000)

Im Juli (original title)
A young, insecure teacher embarks on a journey through Europe to Turkey, where he wants to see a woman again whom he believes to be his fate.

Director:

Fatih Akin

Writer:

Fatih Akin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Daniel Bannier
Christiane Paul ... Juli
Mehmet Kurtulus ... Isa
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Melek
Jochen Nickel ... Leo
Branka Katic ... Luna
Birol Ünel ... Kellner
Sandra Borgmann ... Marion
Ernest Hausmann Ernest Hausmann ... Kodjo
Gábor Salinger Gábor Salinger ... Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin Cem Akin ... Türkischer Grenzbeamter
Fatih Akin ... Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach Nina Lauterbach ... Kira
Linda Wagener Linda Wagener ... Anette
Hans Daglioglu Hans Daglioglu ... Ernie
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Storyline

Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Juli, a girl at the flea-market, wants to get known to Daniel and manages to sell him a Mayan ring with a sun on it, foretelling him that he will meet a girl with a sun. One day later Daniel is already on his way across Europe. It seems the prophecy came true somehow. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Im Ernst, im Spaß, im Juli. See more »


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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

In July See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

DEM 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Daniel and Juli were supposed to sing The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love", but the rights were too expensive. When the music supervisor was able to secure the rights for "Blue Moon" instead, the script was changed at the last minute to include a conversation on oldies. See more »

Goofs

When being stopped at the Turkish side of the border Isa and Daniel should have crossed the Bulgarian check point already which should have required the missing Daniel's passport. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Bannier: My name's Daniel.
Isa: Isa... So, Daniel. Where are you from?
Daniel Bannier: Hamburg.
Isa: Hamburg! I got an aunt who lives in Hamburg. How do you earn a living?
Daniel Bannier: I'm a student teacher... I'm gonna be a teacher.
Isa: A teacher?... You?
Daniel Bannier: Yeah.
Isa: Shit kiddo. You sure don't look like a teacher.
Daniel Bannier: How do I look.
Isa: Don't know. More like a bum... Going to the fucking south?... To the Turk country, man!
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Connections

References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Ska Ka-Bop
Performed by Brooklyn Funk Essentials featuring Laco Tayfa (as Laço Tayfa)
Written by Bob Brockman (as Bob Brockmann), Lati Kronlund and Brooklyn Funk Essentials
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A Miracle: A romantic comedy from Germany that works!!
9 August 2000 | by mp65steadySee all my reviews

It's almost a miracle: This German film tries to seduce its viewers, and it succeeds! It tells the rather simple story of a young, intelligent man (Moritz Bleibtreu) who doesn't realize that the woman of his dreams (a dread-locked Christiane Paul) is right next to him. Instead he takes on an odyssey from Hamburg, Germany, to Istanbul, Turkey, crossing foreign and often enough hostile grounds (Bavaria, Austria, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria) to get there in time. Right from the beginning the film feels trustworthy - and it gets better all the time. The film is funny, romantic, yet always on the brink of being melodramatic with a glimpse of tragedy here and there. It's an irresistible combination that Germans almost never achieve. (And maybe they wouldn't have done it even with this script - director Fatih Akin is from Turkey!) Bleibtreu, who had a wonderful bit-part as a dumb, tarantinesque killer in "Knockin' on Heaven's door" is very appealing here, but it is the tall and beautiful Christiane Paul (from "Das Leben ist eine Baustelle"/Life is under construction), who delivers the emotional knockout punches. She's plain and simple gorgeous, a revelation to those of haven't had the pleasure of seeing her so far.


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