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Julia and Julia

  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • 1987
  • Peter Del Monte
  • 97 mins
  • 18

Summary

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.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Italian director Peter Del Monte's English debut is now primarily notable for being the first feature to be shot entirely using a high-definition video process, with the resulting footage being transferred to film for projection. However, the technique was still in its infancy and resists even master cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno's efforts to create naturalistic visuals. The involved story proves equally unmalleable, as widowed travel agent Kathleen Turner seemingly enters a time warp that causes her to doubt whether Gabriel Byrne actually perished in a car smash on their honeymoon. A subplot involving Sting make matters no more intelligible or interesting.

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Credits

Cast

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Julia Kathleen Turner
Paolo's father Gabriele Ferzetti
Paolo Gabriel Byrne
Daniel Osler Sting
Paolo's mother Angela Goodwin
Carla Lidia Broccolino
Marco Alexander Van Wyk

Crew

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DirectorPeter Del Monte

Details

Languages
English | Italian
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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