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Julia


     

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DVD Release Date: 8/18/2009



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Julia, 40, is an alcoholic. She is a manipulative, unreliable, compulsive liar, all strung out beneath her still flamboyant exterior. Between shots of vodka and one-night stands, Julia gets by on nickel-and-dime jobs. Increasingly lonely, the only consideration she receives comes from her friend Mitch, who tries to help her. But she shrugs him off, as her alcohol-induced confusion daily reinforces her sense that life has dealt her a losing hand and that she is not to blame for the mess she has made of it.

Glimpsing imminent perdition, and after a chance encounter with Elena, a Mexican woman, Julia convinces herself – as much in panic and despair as for financial gain – to commit a violent act.

As the story unfolds, Julia's journey becomes a headlong flight on a collision course, but somehow she makes the choice of life over death.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by ERICK ZONCA

Produced by LES PRODUCTIONS BAGHEERA
LE BUREAU

Producers FRANÇOIS MARQUIS
BERTRAND FAIVRE

Co-producers FRANCE 3 CINEMA
STUDIO CANAL
ALLEN BAIN and JESSE SCOLARO
(THE 7TH FLOOR PRODUCTION)
JAIBOL FILMS
HUBERT TOINT and JEAN-JACQUES
NEIRA (SAGA FILM)

Screenplay AUDE PY & ERICK ZONCA

Collaborating director CAMILLE NATTA

Cinematography YORICK LE SAUX

Casting HEIDI LEVITT
MANUEL TEIL

Editing PHILIPPE KOTLARSKI


CAST

Julia
TILDA SWINTON

Mitch
SAUL RUBINEK

Elena
KATE DEL CASTILLO

Tom
AIDAN GOULD

Nick
JUDE CICCOLELLA

Diego
BRUNO BICHIR

Santos
HORACIO GARCÍA ROJAS

Miguel
GASTÒN PETERSON

José
MAURICIO MORENO

Johnny
KEVIN KILNER

Phillip
JOHN BELLUCCI

George
EZRA BUZZINGTON

Frank
ROGER CUDNEY

Leon
EUGENE BYRD

Marcus
SANDRO KOPP

 

“I WAS GRATEFUL TO WATCH AN ACTRESS AT THE HEIGHT OF HER EXPRESSIVE POWER CLAW TOWARD GREATNESS. She’s one of the few performers who justify that overworked critical superlative, riveting.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“ELECTRIC! ‘JULIA’ DEMANDS TO BE RECKONED WITH. A messy, nervy, frequently exhilarating thriller.” – Scott Foundas, Village Voice/LA Weekly

“YOU’RE RIVETED. SWINTON PULLS YOU IN AND KEEPS YOU WONDERING WHAT MOVE SHE’LL MAKE NEXT. Director Zonca takes ‘Julia’ to places you’d never expect.” – Christy Lemire, AP

“ONE OF THE YEAR’S JUICIEST FILMS – A TWO HOUR KNOCKOUT PUNCH!” Marshall Fine, Hollywood and Fine

“JULIA OFFERS SOMETHING LIKE THE ELEMENTAL PLEASURE OF DRUNKENESS ITSELF. How timid any objections seem next to the spectacle of Swinton throwing herself recklessly into a character. Erick Zonca comes roaring back with this gripping thriller.” – Stuart Klawans, The Nation

“SWINTON IS AMAZING!” – Diane Vadino, Nylon

"Tilda Swinton makes any film worth seeing -- but you’ve never seen her in a role quite like this. 'Julia' takes you a wild ride you won’t soon forget.” – Leonard Maltin, Reelz Channel

“Erick Zonca, who made one of the most auspicious debuts in recent memory with ‘The Dreamlife of Angels’, is back with this gripping thriller powered by a superlative Tilda Swinton.” – Jon Frosch, Box Office

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.