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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 100 mins
- 35mm Kodak
- Mike Figgis
- Annie Stewart, Willi Baer, Etchie Stroh
- Matthew Wood
- Helen Cooper
- Director of Photography
- Benoît Delhomme
- Pawel Wdowczak
- Mike Figgis
- Principal Cast
- Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Last updated 26th November 2005