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Finding Julia (2019)
PG-13
118 min | Drama, Mystery

In Manhattan, Eurasian acting student Julia Chamonix (Ha Phuong) is unable to enjoy the privileged life she shares with her doting father (Andrew McCarthy). Haunted by the tragic early death of her mother-a former star actress and singer ...See moreIn Manhattan, Eurasian acting student Julia Chamonix (Ha Phuong) is unable to enjoy the privileged life she shares with her doting father (Andrew McCarthy). Haunted by the tragic early death of her mother-a former star actress and singer in Vietnam-and likewise haunted by a secret desire she has to hide from the world, Julia struggles in her acting studies under renowned coach Igor (Richard Chamberlain). However, her ambitions to emulate her mother's success are thwarted by her severe difficulties with the English language. Her only confidante is her wise Vietnamese grandmother (Kieu Chinh), but even with her she limits what she confides. Meanwhile she begins to experience recurrent nightmares in which she relives the car accident that killed her mother. Caught between two very different cultures, East and West, Julia questions if she will ever fit in anywhere. As she attempts to understand who she is and how to forge a more confident identity from both parts of her birthright, her father falls in love with an American woman, Jennifer (Paula Devicq). Fearing abandonment, Julia's secret obsession spirals out of control as she hears voices berating her and playing into her darkest fears. When her grandmother suddenly dies, and an accident causes another unexpected death, Julia is brought to the edge of madness. Will her life also end tragically, or will she be able to overcome her terrible duality? Where will she go and how will she finally find peace? The surprising conclusion to the heart-pounding drama makes it not only an unforgettable story, but also, on the deepest subconscious levels, speaks to the plight of millions of men, women, young adults and teens who are caught between cultures, who likewise feel "different," and who are struggling to find a place in the world. Written by Ha Phuong. See less
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Kieu Chinh | Andrew Craft (screenplay) | Minh Ngoc Nguyen | Ha Phuong (original story & screenplay)
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Apr 19, 2019 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Ha Phuong
Phuong Ha / Julia Chamonix Phuong Ha / Julia Chamonix   See fewer
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Andrew McCarthy
Mike Chamonix Mike Chamonix   See fewer
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Kieu Chinh
Van Tran Van Tran   See fewer
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Paula Devicq
Jennifer Robson Jennifer Robson   See fewer
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Adam LaVorgna
Jason Rodriguez Jason Rodriguez   See fewer
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Liz Holtan
Vicky Vicky   See fewer
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Sally Kemp
Marny Robson Marny Robson   See fewer
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Steve Elmore
Jack Robson Jack Robson   See fewer
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Joe Bacino
Driver Driver   See fewer
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Justin Chauncey
Party Goer Party Goer   See fewer
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Sabrina Xuan Mai Duong
Julia - 15 Years Old Julia - 15 Years Old   See fewer
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Alan Vo Ford
Monk (as Alan Ford) Monk (as Alan Ford)   See fewer
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Sara Gettelfinger
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Derric Harris
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Stef Nico
Banker (as Stephane Nicoli) Banker (as Stephane Nicoli)   See fewer
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Lauren Pham
Julia (5 years old) Julia (5 years old)   See fewer
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Dennis Rees
Chauffeur for Mr. Chamonix Chauffeur for Mr. Chamonix   See fewer
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Jerome Stigler
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Alan Vo
Monk Monk   See fewer
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Anthony Wayne
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7.6 / 10 | 66 votes