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Julie Walking Home (2002)

Her son dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart, Julie flees to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also ... See full summary »

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Agnieszka Holland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Otto ... Julie Makowsky
William Fichtner ... Henry
Lothaire Bluteau ... Alexy
Ryan Smith ... Nicholas
Bianca Crudo ... Nicole
Jerzy Nowak ... Mieczyslaw 'Mietek' Makowsky
Boguslawa Schubert ... Bogusia
Maciej Stuhr ... Piotr
Maria Seweryn ... Dorota
Piotr Kolodziejska Piotr Kolodziejska ... Young Alexy (as Piotr Kolodziejski)
Kazimierz Borowiec ... Doctor Ivan
Sergei Motenko Sergei Motenko ... Doctor Zhenia (as Sergej Motenko)
Violetta Kolakowska ... Dead Woman (as Wioletta Kolakowska)
Przemyslaw Sadowski ... Wounded Man
Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz Jolanta Rzaczkiewicz ... Russian Nurse
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Storyline

Her son dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart, Julie flees to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the aching in her heart. Written by imX Communications

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Canada | Poland | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Polish

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Healer See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Oczy Czornyje
(Black Eyes)
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A sleeper for the discerning drama enthusiast
14 January 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Julie Walking Home" is about a woman coping with a rocky relationship with the father of her children, her son who has cancer and may or may not be healed by a faith healer, and her feelings for a man who believes he has mystical healing powers. Though the film's storyline is nothing new, the sheer reality of the drama, the wonderful performances Holland wrests from some relatively unknown actors, and Otto's tour-de-force makes this film eminently worthy. Not unlike "Behind the Red Door" (2002), "Hysterical Blindness" (2002), or "Unfaithful" (2002) this film is a "sleeper" which will be of greatest interest to the discerning drama enthusiast into film's about women in turmoil. (B+)


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