Alf Sjöberg

Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg's visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg's renowned 1888 play brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage's preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations. Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when a wealthy businessman's daughter (Anita Björk, in a fiercely emotional performance) falls for her father's bitter servant. Celebrated for its unique cinematic style (and censored upon its first release in the United States for its adult content), Sjöberg's film was an important turning point in Scandinavian cinema.

Film Info

  • Alf Sjöberg
  • Sweden
  • 1951
  • 90 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #416

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video essay by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Archival television interview with director Alf Sjöberg
  • A 2006 television documentary about the play Miss Julie and dramatist August Strindberg
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Peter Matthews and Birgitta Steene

New cover by Kent Williams

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

$650.00

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video essay by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Archival television interview with director Alf Sjöberg
  • A 2006 television documentary about the play Miss Julie and dramatist August Strindberg
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Peter Matthews and Birgitta Steene

New cover by Kent Williams

Miss Julie
Cast
Anita Björk
Miss Julie
Ulf Palme
Jean
Märta Dorff
Christine
Lissi Alandh
Mother
Anders Henrikson
Count
Inga Gill
Viola
Max von Sydow
Groom
Credits
Director
Alf Sjöberg
Screenplay
Alf Sjöberg
Based on the play by
August Strindberg
Cinematography
Göran Strindberg
Editing
Lennart Wallén
Settings
Bibi Lindström
Music
Dag Wiren

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