In JulyAugust 24, 2000
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
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.
Im Herz. Im Bauch. Im Juli.
Release Date: 24 August 2000
Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary
Box Office Details
Budget: DEM 5,000,000
Did You Know?
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).
Ok, we'll play the old game. The first person to stop decides where we go, ok?
Want me to tell you something?
I love you.
I love you.
It's funny but I'm not sure I heard that right…
I love you.
I said that it's difficult to understand you.
I LOVE YOU!
Finally we get the chance to see a Fatih Akin film (apart from some
screenings!)in Turkey. Even though he is originally Turkish his films
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
all full of stress hoping to chill out. After the film we were the
people on planet. I haven't seen a film that makes me feel this good for
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
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
directors (some of them second generation Turkish ones) lately. I must
most of them were really inspiring and brave films. They have the
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.
was also so positive and that tells us how he managed to direct such a
good" movie. It is a great idea to end the film in Istanbul, a magical
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
really good film. Thank you Fatih Akin for making this movie. I can't
to see his next work.