french films > Julia




cast: Tilda Swinton, Saul Rubinek, Kate del Castillo, Aidan Gould

year: 2008

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Erick Zonca

runtime: 144

Sent by her old friend (and erstwhile alcoholic) Mitch to an AA meeting, Julia meets Elena, a desperate Mexican woman who turns to Julia for help in a clearly deluded scheme to kidnap her own estranged son, eight-year-old Tom. Smelling money, Julia agrees, even if she has her own angle on the plot. When things inevitably spin out of control, Julia finds herself doing what she always does - drinking on the job, thinking on her feet, and burning all her bridges. She does not, however, quite realise what effect Tom's continued presence will have on her...


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