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Miss Julie

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Synopsis

It is a hot midsummer's eve and the old Count departs his estate to celebrate elsewhere. He leaves behind his beautiful daughter Julie, the last in the long line of his noble family. She is alone with the servants. Miss Julie is despondent after the breaking off of her engagement to be married. She dances and drinks with the servants who certainly do not accept her as one of their own. A little drunk, she finds herself alone in the kitchen with Jean, her father's footman.





Jean is a strange man. Handsome and anarchistic, resentful of the class system but greedy to rise to the top. For many years he has watched and desired the young Miss Julie. They carry on drinking and become involved in an intense and revealing conversation which draws them together as the night goes on. They hide in his room when the servants come into the kitchen and he seduces her.





But by now we have seen that Miss Julie is in a deeply distressed and sometimes unbalanced state of mind. Tragedy follows as Jean humiliates her and pushes her towards the self-destruction that she has been hinting at all evening. She kills herself.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Mike Figgis
Producer
Annie Stewart, Willi Baer, Etchie Stroh
Editor
Matthew Wood
Screenwriter
Helen Cooper
Director of Photography
Benoît Delhomme
Sound
Pawel Wdowczak
Music
Mike Figgis
Principal Cast
Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Genre

Production Company

Daza Productions Ltd
30 Percy Street
London W1P 9FF
Tel: 020 7636 7870
Fax: 020 7636 7860
redmulet@dircon.co.uk

Sales
Company

MGM/UA – US/Canada/UK/Japan/
Australia/South America (excluding Brazil)
2500 Broadway St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: 310 449 3000
Fax: 310 449 8857

Moonstone Entertainment – all other territories
335 N. Maple Drive
Suite 222, CA 90210
Tel: 310 247 6060
Fax: 310 247 6061