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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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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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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

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

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Kathleen Turner was about 6-8 weeks pregnant before filming began, but sadly she suffered a miscarriage during the flight to Italy where she was due to start filming this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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needs a Rod Serling narration
29 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Shooting an entire feature on high-definition (circa 1987) video may have saved the producers a few bucks, but you get what you pay for: in this case a technically shoddy, low-key melodrama with little to recommend it besides an offbeat cast. It was presented at the time as a technological breakthrough, but it's safe to say there were still a few bugs to be worked out of the process: in the late 1980s high-definition video still equaled low-definition film, and the eyesore of too many blurred movements distracts attention away from the story itself. Which may be a blessing in disguise, because the story is just an extended Twilight Zone episode, portentous to the point of self-parody, about a widow of six years who shifts between her lonely life and an alternate reality where her husband is alive, along with the child she never had. Has she suddenly awakened from six years of retroactive amnesia, or is she only hallucinating? The film (can we call it that?) was a big hit in Italy, so maybe it suffers in translation.


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$901,364
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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