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In July (2000)

Im Juli (original title)
Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

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Cast

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Idil Üner ...
Melek
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Leo
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Luna
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Kellner
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Ernest Hausmann ...
Kodjo
Gábor Salinger ...
Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin ...
Türkischer Grenzbeamter
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Nina Lauterbach ...
Kira
Linda Wagener ...
Anette
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 Herz, im Bauch, im Juli. See more »


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24 August 2000 (Germany)  »

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In July  »

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DEM 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Fatih Akin: the Romanian Border Guard. See more »

Goofs

The movie starts with a total solar eclipse on July 7. Some hints (German Marks; the war in Yugoslavia) show that the story took place between 1991 and 2001. However, there were no solar eclipses on July 7 after 1880. The only total solar eclipse in 1991-2001 happened on July 11 1991 and was only visible in Western Hemisphere. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Bannier: Ok, we'll play the old game. The first person to stop decides where we go, ok?
Juli: Want me to tell you something?
[Daniel nods]
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: What?
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: It's funny but I'm not sure I heard that right...
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: I said that it's difficult to understand you.
Juli: I LOVE YOU!
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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 Summer Night's Dream
28 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've seen a film so unabashedly emotional. It often crosses the line to kitsch (thus getting a little embarrassing sometimes), but that doesn't matter because the whole thing is just so overwhelmingly likeable that I saw it twice in a row. A perfect feel-good-movie for the summer holidays. There are so many great scenes: Daniel and Juli getting stoned and singing "Blue Moon", Luna (played incredibly sexy by Branka Katic) laughing crazily during the chase through Budapest or the photos of Romania (who took those when both Daniel and Juli are in the picture?)

But you better don't scrutinize the logic too closely and while the dialogue also could have been more inspired and witty (as in Fatih Akin's first film "Kurz und schmerzlos"), "Im Juli" more than makes up for it with great characters, inventive cinematography (especially in the hallucinating scenes), a wonderful soundtrack and the rarely seen locations of SouthEastEurope. Makes you want to drive to Istanbul right away. See this film (even if you're a jaded cynic)! I gave it 9/10.


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