In July

August 24th, 2000


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Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 7.8/10 (9,710 voted)

Critic's Score: 71/100

Director: Fatih Akin

Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus

Daniel is a young teacher in-spe, who in contrast to everyone else plans to stay in Hamburg for the summer. Juli, a girl at the flea-market, wants to get known to Daniel and manages to sell him a Mayan ring with a sun on it, foretelling him that he will meet a girl with a sun. One day later Daniel is already on his way across Europe. It seems the prophecy came true somehow.

Moritz Bleibtreu - Daniel Bannier
Christiane Paul - Juli
Mehmet Kurtulus - Isa
Idil Üner - Melek
Jochen Nickel - Leo
Branka Katic - Luna
Birol Ünel - Kellner
Sandra Borgmann - Marion
Ernest Hausmann - Kodjo
Gábor Salinger - Marktverkäufer
Cem Akin - Türkischer Grenzbeamter
Fatih Akin - Rumänischer Grenzbeamter
Nina Lauterbach - Schülerin Kira
Linda Wagener - Schülerin Anette
Hans Daglioglu - Schüler Ernie

Taglines: Im Herz. Im Bauch. Im Juli.


Official Website: Official site [United States] | Senator Film |

Release Date: 24 August 2000

Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

Box Office Details

Budget: DEM 5,000,000(estimated)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Colombia:

Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Fatih Akin] the Romanian Border Guard.

Errors in geography: During the end of the film, Daniel, Juli, Isa and Melek pass the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Second Bridge) from the European side to the Asian side just after Daniel and Juli are picked up by the others, but seconds later during the helicopter shot they are crossing from the Asian side to the European side on the Bosphorus Bridge (First Bridge).

Daniel Bannier: Ok, we'll play the old game. The first person to stop decides where we go, ok?
Juli: Want me to tell you something?
[Daniel nods]
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: What?
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: It's funny but I'm not sure I heard that right...
Juli: I love you.
Daniel Bannier: I said that it's difficult to understand you.

User Review

At Last!

Rating: 10/10

Finally we get the chance to see a Fatih Akin film (apart from some festival screenings!)in Turkey. Even though he is originally Turkish his films never been in Turkish movie theatres before. How weird is that? My two friends and I went to see this film after a tiring workday. We were all full of stress hoping to chill out. After the film we were the happiest people on planet. I haven't seen a film that makes me feel this good for a long time. I felt both proud and jealous for Fatih Akin. He has great directing skills. The electricity between the actors and the director is awesome. You can easily see that everyone who involved this film is happy to be there. And the audience was also so happy to be there and meet this bright young director. I saw couple of German films that directed by young directors (some of them second generation Turkish ones) lately. I must say most of them were really inspiring and brave films. They have the humanity and originality that makes wait for the next example. In the film we see a variety of eccentric (Luna), free spirited (Juli), boring (Daniel), dull (the guardians at the Romanian and Turkish borders) people. But in the end they are all good in their hearts. We see no one truly bad or plain. I watched the director on a talk show the other day. He was also so positive and that tells us how he managed to direct such a "feel good" movie. It is a great idea to end the film in Istanbul, a magical city for a magical ending. Those, who haven't seen the "In July" yet. You don't know what you're missing. You cannot find this taste in any mainstream movie. Go and see this really good film. Thank you Fatih Akin for making this movie. I can't wait to see his next work.