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Miss Julie [Movie]

Actors: Jessica Chastain,Colin Farrell,Samantha Morton
Directors: Liv Ullmann

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Miss Julie And The Stronger, By August Strindberg [Movie]

Actors: Amy Caldwell,Rob Roy,Rachel Toon
Directors: Robert Bethune

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Run Time: 100 minutes

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Miss Julie [Dvd + Digital] [DVD]

Actors: Colin Farrell
Publisher: Lions Gate (2015-05-05)

GTIN: 031398217534
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  • Run Time: 88
  • Release Date: 2015/05/05
  • PG13

Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Run Time: 88 minutes
Model: 33797816
PartNumber: 47079
Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion. A country estate in Ireland in 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father's valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse - both united in mutual loathing and attraction. By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together... Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.

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Miss Julie (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]

Actors: Anita Bjork,Palme,Von Sydow
Publisher: Criterion Collection (2008-01-22)

GTIN: 715515027427
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Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Run Time: 90 minutes
Model: 4961336
PartNumber: CRRN1666DVD
Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjoberg s visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix winning adaptation of August Strindberg s renowned 1888 play (censored upon its first release in the United States for its adult content) brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage s preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations. Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman s daughter (Anita Bjork, in a fiercely emotional performance) falls for her father s bitter servant. Celebrated for its unique cinematic style, Sjoberg s film was an important turning point in Scandinavian cinema.


New, restored high-definition digital transfer

New video essay by film historian Peter Cowie

Archival television interview with director Alf Sjoberg

A 2006 television documentary about the play Miss Julie and author August Strindberg

Theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Peter Matthews and Birgitta Steene
The caged finch that figures in Miss Julie's credit sequence sums up August Strindberg's tragic heroine all too well--she may be "jewel of the house", but she's also trapped. In Alf Sjoberg's expressionist adaptation, Anita Bjork plays the high-born Julie to Ulf Palme's laborer's son Jean (with her feline features, Bjork resembles a fair-haired Vivien Leigh). As much as the controlling aristocrat and social climbing valet detest each other, desire cannot be denied. Other impediments include the times (late-19th century Sweden), the ever-present staff (notably Max von Sydow's lusty groom), and Jean's upright fiancee (Marta Dorff). Unlike the thematically similar Lady Chatterly's Lover, their affair blooms and withers over the course of a single Midsummer's Eve, though Sjoberg's dissolves to dreams and memories lends their brief encounter an epic dimension (Jean has been smitten with Julie since childhood).

Like his protege Ingmar Bergman, Sjoberg divided his time between stage and screen--the same as his theatrically trained leads. Though they remain fully clothed, suggestions of sado-masochism led American censors to ban the film in 1951. Shot by August's descendant, Goran Strindberg, the Cannes Grand Prize winner bears the otherworldly look of Bergman's The Magician combined with the hothouse atmosphere of Elia Kazan's A Streetcar named Desire. As Peter Cowie notes in the illuminating video essay, Strindberg's stormy marriage to a baroness inspired his masterpiece (not for nothing did he title his autobiography The Son of a Servant). In the booklet, Birgitta Steene puts the playwright's career in further perspective, while Peter Mathews does the honors for the director. The supplements conclude with a short Sjoberg interview from 1966, a moving made-for-TV documentary from 2006 (Miss Julie: 100 Years in the Limelight), and the US theatrical trailer. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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