In July

Film, Comedy
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Basically an understated, shaggy-dog romantic comedy, and an inconsequential one at that, the film is played with near effortless assurance. Daniel (Bleibtreu) is a bespectacled Hamburg student teacher. A market vendor (Paul) sells him a lucky sun ring, which he soon matches with the image on the dress of a lovely Turkish tourist (Üner) he meets for the night. It's the holidays, so he decides to return the visit. En route to Turkey he picks up the same, now hitch-hiking street vendor; is picked up by a nutty Serbian woman trucker (Katic) and a Turkish driver (Kurtulus) with a body in his trunk; loses two cars, his wallet and passport, and gets the wrong side of several nations' border guards. The cast are extremely confident, and there's a winning soundtrack, fine photography and never a longueur.

By: NB

Release details

Rated: 15
Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Fatih Akin
Screenwriter: Fatih Akin
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu
Christiane Paul
Mehmet Kurtulus
Idil Üner
Jochen Nickel
Branka Katic
Birol Ünel
Sandra Borgmann
Fatih Akin
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