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Julia and Julia (1987)

Giulia e Giulia (original title)
Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Del Monte

Writers:

Peter Del Monte (screenplay and dialogue), Silvia Napolitano (screenplay and dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathleen Turner ... Giulia
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Padre di Paolo
Gabriel Byrne ... Paolo
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Madre di Paolo
Sting ... Daniel
Lidia Broccolino Lidia Broccolino ... Carla
Norman Mozzato Norman Mozzato ... Luigi
Yorgo Voyagis ... Goffredo
Mirella Falco Mirella Falco ... Una donna
Alexander Van Wyk Alexander Van Wyk ... Marco
Francesca Muzio Francesca Muzio ... Sara
John Steiner ... Alex
Bruno Cappelletti Bruno Cappelletti ... Un operaio
Maurizio Tabani Maurizio Tabani ... Il barman
Renato Scarpa ... Il commissario
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Storyline

Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds, where in one she is still struggling with her grief over Paolo's death, and in the other she is married to Paolo. In the latter time-line, Paolo is alive and well with their five year old son, and Julia is having an affair with a British gentleman named Daniel. The frequent supernatural sliding between these two worlds threaten to drive Julia crazy, as she begins having difficulty in telling them apart, and as she learns which world she is currently living in. Written by matt-282

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A love trapped between two worlds

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$901,364
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The first movie shot with Sony equipment employing NHK's High Definition Video System (HDVS), an analog video format with 1125 lines of resolution. The video master was then printed to 35mm film to be projected in theaters. See more »

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Sublimely and profoundly mesmerizing, Hitchcockian tale...
16 November 2002 | by im727See all my reviews

I'm a lifelong suspense/mystery fan, I do not enter this realm ill-prepared.

Consequently, when I write that "Julia and Julia" is a very special film, I do not do so ill-advised. Our friend Alfred Hitchcock would have envied this fascinating, morbid tale of love found, tragically lost, yet found and lost again. And again. Serving as a hyper-psychological "thriller", it is far above simply that. Argueably, there is no strict filmic category for it. The story is of a woman's life after having lost her husband in a car crash on their honeymoon. It's also about a woman who chooses to have an illicit, extramarital affair with a perfect stranger. It's also about...well...you should decide for yourself. Direction and writing are both truly sublime. It is surreal, the viewer is left pondering aghast until the end, indeed way beyond. From a devout Hitchcockian, Julia and Julia is forever one of my all-time favorite movies.


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