Miss Julie (1999 film)

Miss Julie (1999 film)
Miss Julie
Directed by Mike Figgis
Produced by Harriet Cruickshank
Mike Figgis
Written by Screenplay:
Helen Cooper
August Strindberg
Starring Saffron Burrows
Peter Mullan
Music by Mike Figgis
Cinematography Benoît Delhomme
Editing by Matthew Wood
Release date(s) 10 December 1999
Running time 103 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Miss Julie is a 1999 film directed by Mike Figgis based on the play of the same name by August Strindberg, starring Saffron Burrows in the role of Miss Julie and Peter Mullan in the role of Jean.



Midsummer night, 1894, in northern Sweden. The complex structures of class bind a man and a woman. Miss Julie, the inexperienced but imperious daughter of the manor, deigns to dance at the servants' party. She's also drawn to Jean, a footman who has traveled, speaks well, and doesn't kowtow. He is engaged to Christine, a servant, and while she sleeps, Jean and Miss Julie talk through the night in the kitchen. For part of the night it's a power struggle, for part it's the baring of souls, and by dawn, they want to break the chains of class and leave Sweden together. When Christine wakes and goes off to church, Jean and Miss Julie have their own decisions to make.[1]



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