Miss Julie

  |  Buy to Own: 30/04/2001
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2008
  |  97 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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August Strindberg's classic play, brought to the screen by director Mike Figgis ('Leaving Las Vegas', 'Internal Affairs'), relates what transpires one midsummer night in the 1890s, when a footman (Peter Mullan) working at a large Swedish country estate finds himself caught between the Count's daughter (Saffron Burrows) and his girlfriend the cook (Maria Doyle Kennedy). The footman has dreams of rising above his station, and sees his opportunity when the Count's daughter, enjoying the frivolity of the midsummer's festivities, begins to flirt with him. She herself also wants to break with the confines of her current life, and seizes the advances of the footman as a way of realising her own freedom. Together they plan their escape, but it is an alliance which can only end in tragedy.

Passed '15' for strong language, single use of coarse language, sex and sexual references
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