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JULIA

by Erick Zonca

synopsis

The life of Julia, a 40 year-old seductress, who finds it increasingly difficult to hide her alcoholism and ends up out of her depth. At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting she encounters a young Mexican woman who can no longer see her son so Julia accepts to kidnap the eight year-old boy. Despite the sudden disappearance of the young woman, Julia succeeds in the kidnapping but gets caught up in an infernal spiral and frantically escapes to Mexico, with the child’s grandfather hot on their heels.

original title: Julia
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Erick Zonca
release date: FR 12/03/2008, BE 07/05/2008, DE 19/08/2008, NL 14/08/2008, UK 28/11/2008, ES 27/02/2009, PT 19/03/2009
screenplay: Erick Zonca, Aude Py
cast: Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould, Jude Cicolella, Bruno Bichir, Horacio García Rojas
cinematography by: Yorick Le Saux
film editing: Philippe Kotlarski
art director: François-Renaud Labarthe
costumes designer: April Napier
producer: François Marquis, Bertrand Faivre, Hubert Toint, Allen Bain, Jesse Scolaro, Sandra Solares
production: Les Productions Bagheera, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Saga Film (BE), Le Bureau (FR)
distributor: StudioCanal, Cinéart (BE), Artificial Eye (UK), Vertigo Films (ES), Lusomundo (PT)
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