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Miss Julie

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Froken Julie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Anita Bjork, Ulf Palme
director:
Alf Sjoberg
author:
Alf Sjoberg, August Strindberg
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Swedish director Alf Sjöberg expands August Strindberg’s claustrophobic 1888 play about sexes and classes with lush Midsummer Eve landscapes, hallucinatory flashbacks, and a slew of new characters (including a groom played by a baby-faced Max von Sydow). This startling film, Miss Julie, once controversial for its kinky eroticism, is pinned by Björk’s feverish performance as the doomed, mercurial Julie. EXTRAS Sjöberg, Sweden’s most famous auteur until he was eclipsed by Ingmar Bergman, and his forgotten work are assessed in a meaty featurette and booklet essays.

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