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Julietta

Julietta

Three friends. One night. No turning back.

Julietta, a sheltered 18-year-old student from a wealthy family in Stuttgart heads to Berlin with her boyfriend Jiri, a Berlin medical student. Swept away by the ecstatic masses, they eventually lose sight of each other. Julietta wanders through the crowds trying to find Jiri when she finally collapses from exhaustion and the influence of designer drugs. She is rescued by Max, a DJ, who is fascinated by the beautiful Julietta and, in a surreal state of mind, makes love to her while she is still unconscious.

Six weeks later, Julietta discovers that she is pregnant and heads back to Berlin in search of Jiri, but instead runs into Max, who has since become friends with Jiri and once again appears to be Julietta's guardian angel. Determined to ignore the growing attraction between them, she finally finds Jiri, who is shocked at first but then joyfully accepts fatherhood. Max, however, can no longer stand to keep the truth from Julietta and reveals everything. The three lovers are headed for a dramatic confrontation.


Christoph Stark was born in 1965 in Esslingen. After working in London on various music videos and advertising spots, he studied at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. In addition to directing, he is also active in screenwriting and editing. He wrote two screenplays for the television series Die Feuerengel (1996/1997) as well as for the feature film Der Baer ist los! (1998). Together with Alex Berner, he edited the trailers for numerous documentary and feature films, including the House of Spirits and Maybe - Maybe Not. His films as a director include: In the Ghetto (1999), Das suendige Maedchen (TV, 2001) and Julietta (2001).
Genre Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Christoph Stark
Screenplay Jochen Bitzer
Cinematography Jochen Staeblein
Sandy Saffeels
Ballistic Affair
Josef Sanktjohanser
Cast Barnaby Metschurat, Lavinia Wilson, Matthias Koeberlin
Producers Nico Hofmann, Bettina Reitz, Sascha Schwingel
Production Company teamWorx/Munich, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE
Length 95 min
Format color, 35 mm
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Brooklyn 2002, Giffoni 2002 ("Rear Window" competition), Ghent 2002, Fantasporto 2002
Awards Golden Griffin for Best Film Giffoni 2002, Best Direction Fantasporto 2002
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor teamWorx/Munich

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