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Miss Julie

missjulie14In 1890s Northern Ireland on Midsummer Nightā€™s Eve, the daughter (Jessica Chastain) of a baron tries to seduce a proud valet (Colin Farrell). The August Strindberg play has been filmed many times, most successfully by Alf Sjƶberg in 1951, who turned it into so much more than just a filmed play. Liv Ullmannā€™s first movie as director in 14 years shows Ingmar Bergmanā€™s influence, but her approach to the play is mostly static and uninvolving. The new locationā€™s potential for Anglo-Irish conflict is not satisfyingly explored. Still, explosive acting at times, especially from Farrell.

2014-Norway-Britain-Ireland-France. 129 min. Color. Written and directed byĀ Liv Ullmann. Play: August Strindberg. Cast: Jessica Chastain (Julie), Colin Farrell (John), Samantha Morton (Kathleen).

Trivia: Michelle Williams was allegedly considered for the part of Miss Julie.

 

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