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Miss Julie (2014)

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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

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Liv Ullmann

Writers:

August Strindberg (play), Liv Ullmann (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Colin Farrell ... John
Jessica Chastain ... Miss Julie
Samantha Morton ... Kathleen
Nora McMenamy Nora McMenamy ... Little Miss Julie
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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was filmed at Castle Coole, Enniskllen. See more »

Goofs

Miss Julia's lipstick and coppery eye-shadow alternate from very faint to very apparent to very faint again during the long conversation in the kitchen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Little Miss Julie: [reading] She had received a most beautiful doll as a present. Oh, what a glorious doll, so fair and delicate. She did not seem created for the sorrows of this world.
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Connections

Version of Frøken Julie (1956) See more »

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Brilliant.
9 June 2015 | by eyeintreesSee all my reviews

Jessica Chastain and Colin Farrell are superb. Although the critics seem to hate this movie, lauding it to be nothing like they imagined the play to be, nonetheless, having not ever seen the play or read it, I had nothing to base my preconceived ideas on. Therefore, this was something of a masterpiece. Incredible performances from the actors, painful, and actually a treatise to the hideous mores and codes of its times, despite being adapted by Liv Ullman, the over-riding theme is astonishing when you discover that the original play was written in 1888, and depicts the absurdities of human belief systems and caste systems. In this day and age, they would have had a rollick one night, said goodbye and avoided each other's eyes in the hallway whilst getting the heck on with their lives! A story of a very lonely, overly sensitive young woman who has no idea what life is about, and the sanctimonious serving maid who thinks that Jesus will save her, and how ultimately, a poor boy has a turmoil of stored hatred and vindictiveness toward the gentry, albeit rightly so, yet turns that into a crime that is inconceivable. An utterly brilliant work. Kudos to Liv Ullman. If you want action, no dialogue, and joy, this movie might not be for you. But if you want to take a good, long look at how evil the natural function of humanity is made by an unnatural society, this is a winner.


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Release Date:

10 September 2014 (France) See more »

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