Miss Julie Reviews
(1999) Miss Julie
PERIOD PIECE DRAMA
Adapted from the very talky play of the same name by August Strindberg. It's mainly a three actors performance centering much of it down on the kitchen with Miss Julie(Saffron Burrows) involvement with a commoner, Jean(Peter Mullan) after a call off her recent engagement, even though he's already engaged to the head cook, Christine(Maria Doyle Kennedy) he usually works with. Talky and boring and doesn't end very well.
1 star out of 4
Absolutely brilliant screen adaptation of a play by August Strindberg in English. Peter Mullan and Saffron Burrows acting is electrifying and captivating from the first scene to the last. I liked the interesting camerawork and modernization of the play by Director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas). This is an overwhelming intellectual and emotional drama and not for those seeking a lighthearted amusement. For me, definitely a keeper!