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MPAA Rating - PG

    117 Minutes


Original Release Date:
    Feb 7, 2006

    Fred Zinnemann

    Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr., Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook

Movie Summary
The film traces the lifelong relationship between playwright Lillian Hellman and Julia, a wealthy girl who turns her back on her upbringing to follow her ideals. In the 1930s, while the adult Hellman (Jane Fonda) struggles to establish herself as a playwright with the help of her lover, Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards), Julia (Vanessa Redgrave) battles the exigencies of the Nazi regime. Visiting Julia in Germany, Lillian realizes how much her friends idealism has cost her, both physically and financially. Lillian is asked by Julias friend Johann (Maximillian Schell) to smuggle a large sum of money from Paris to Germany, the better to combat the Nazis from within. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four acting awards, Julia won for Alvin Sargents screenplay and Robards and Redgraves performances, leading to Redgraves infamous Zionist hoodlums acceptance speech. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


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