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JULIA (2008)

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• “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


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Catalogue No. ACC0143
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723001438
DVD Release Date 8 Dec 2009
Director Erick Zonca
Producer --
Cast Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek
Genre Thriller
Rating MA15+ (Strong violence and coarse language)
Run Time 138 mins
Visual Format 2.35:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1 mix
Language English
Special Features Deleted scenes, Theatrical Trailer
Quotes • “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
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Synopsis
JULIA is a uniquely unnerving, edge-of-your-seat thriller, starring critically acclaimed Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton in a tour-de-force performance. Julia is an alcoholic; unreliable, manipulative and a compulsive liar, all strung out beneath her flamboyant exterior. Between vodka and one-night stands, she gets by on nickel-and-dime jobs. Increasingly lonely, her alcohol-induced confusion reinforces her belief that life has dealt her a losing hand so she is not to blame for the mess she has made of it.

Glimpsing imminent perdition, a chance encounter with a Mexican woman convinces Julia to engage in a violent kidnapping and eventual murder – as much in panic and despair as for financial gain. Her journey becomes a headlong collision course and inevitable choice of life over death.

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.
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