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In July (Im Juli) (2001)



Critic Consensus: A charmingly fresh romantic comedy/road movie.

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A man who has never been lucky in love thinks his fortune may have changed, only to find his life becoming all the more complicated in this nomadic romantic comedy. Daniel (Moritz Blebitreu) is a shy schoolteacher who is often unsure around women, but when he meets Melek (Idil Under), a beautiful Turkish woman, he falls head over heels in love and agrees to meet up with her in Istanbul. However, while en route from Hamburg, Daniel spots Juli (Christiane Paul), a woman he knows, trying to hitch a ride. Daniel picks her up, seemingly oblivious to the fact that she's long carried a torch for him; when Juli discovers why Daniel is making a long trip through Central Europe, she figures this could be her last chance to win him over. Her attempts to win his affections lead to a number of arguments, reconciliations, unintended turns, and brushes with the wrong side of the law. Im Juli was written and directed by Fatih Akin, who previously won acclaim for the drama Kurz und Schmerzlos. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for In July (Im Juli)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13)

The journey's the thing, and nearly every kilometer of it holds adventure, charm and laughter.

December 19, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[A] sweet little crowd-pleaser.

September 26, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Instead of avoiding the genre's conventions, the effervescent German film revels in them, resulting in a picture so infectious it almost seems original.

May 17, 2002 | Full Review…

A small but charming romance.

May 10, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Feels surprisingly fresh.

May 10, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Who would have thought a German comedy could be light, charming and devoid of intellectual snobbery?

April 5, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In July (Im Juli)


[font=Century Gothic]"In July" starts out with Daniel(Moritz Bleibtreu) having a good deal of trouble getting a ride out of a man in the middle of nowhere.(The driver has a body in his trunk by the way.) Once he has secured the ride, Daniel relates how he got to this point:[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Daniel is a straight and narrow teacher in Hamburg(so much so that he teaches a regular lesson right before summer vacation begins). A free spirit, July(Christiane Paul), has a crush on him and sells him a ring with the sun on it and convinces him that his true love is tied to the sun. She informs him of a block party that is happening that night. Daniel does not run into July at the party, but instead Melek(Idel Uner), an attractive young woman originally from Turkey. Daniel and Melek spend a chaste night together before Melek has to return to Turkey. Before she does, she mentions where she will be in Istanbul several days hence. July, given up all hope, seeks a fresh start anywhere else. By chance, she is picked up by Daniel on his way to Istanbul to hopefully meet up with Melek. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]Got that?[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"In July" is a movie about how people affect each other and can change their direction in life. The movie is familiar and based on a good deal of coincedence but is very charmingly done with likeable leads. [/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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Im July was the 3rd movie I saw from this Turkish German director,Fatih Akin. I must say the two other ones was bit depressing but Im July was fresh, funny and had some really delightful moments..The story was believable. Girl saw boy, boy saw girl, the girl had feelings for the boy, but the boy played hardball. So the girl looked for a way to show her love for him. Their whole journey through so many different countries and passing beside so many different people and cultures was really interesting.It was charming, with some fun twists, a great soundtrack, and terrific supporting characters. Made you forget some cliche and predictable moments.

Daisy  Maduro
Daisy Maduro

Super Reviewer

If only things were that simple in real life.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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