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German Film Series: Im Juli (In July)

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:30pm
Bagley Hall, 260

This 2000 film by Fatih Akin is road movie, romance, comedy and action in the midst of different characters and cultures.

Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu), a shy schoolteacher, falls head over heels in love with Melek (Idil Under), a beautiful Turkish woman and wants to declare his love to her… under a bridge in Istanbul.  On his way from Hamburg to Istanbul by car, he spots Juli (Christiane Paul), a woman he knows, trying to hitch a ride. Daniel picks her up, oblivious to the fact that she has fallen for him a while ago. When Juli discovers why Daniel is making this long road trip through Central Europe, she is determined to win him over. Her attempts lead to a number of arguments, reconciliations, unintended turns, and brushes with the wrong side of the law.

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