Fröken Julie (Miss Julie) (1952)
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Critic Reviews for Fröken Julie (Miss Julie)
It's Criterion and you get to see the result of an adaptation that adds a great deal to the play and doesn't seem to make anyone ill that the things were added.
A vivid portrait of class barriers, overbearing social mores and the torrid, forbidden love affair that is effected by it.
Audience Reviews for Fröken Julie (Miss Julie)
One of the greatest plays ever is given competent, at times inspired cinematic treatment. Miss Julie was of course written (1888) by Sweden's August Strindberg, who along with Norwegian Henrik Ibsen, revived the debased Art of the Drama. Director Alf Sjoberg does his best (with somewhat primitive production values at his command, Sweden, 1951) to convert this into a movie, not just a filmed stage play. I think he could have found better leads to cast, that's what holds this back most. Still--much recommended!
it creates an interesting interplay between filmic and stage elements, while harboring a very powerful psychosexuality (especially for its time). an interesting film.
I have to admit that I have never read August Strindberg's play before. So the film itself is my introduction. I therefore am unable to comment on how the film interplays with its source material. The film focuses on the psychology of its characters and attempts to be extremely natural and realistic, which I have to admit can be boring. The film for its time was extremely risque. This brings out the most interesting aspect of the film: its ability to substantially talk about gender roles. The film has a wonderful atmosphere as well.
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