A World for Julius

Un mundo para Julius

By Rossana Diaz Costa

Written by Rossana Diaz Costa

Cast Fiorella de Ferrari, Mayella Lloclla, Pamela Saco, Nacho Fresneda, Augusto Linares, Rodrigo Barba

Produced by Visiona TV
Tombuktu Films
Machaco Films

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Julius is a shy, solitary and sensitive boy of the aristocratic upper class of Lima, Peru in the 1950s. He lives with his family in a palace with huge gardens and big living rooms where they are all attended by a lot of servants who also live in the palace, but in a darker and poorer part of it. Julius starts to learn not only about the inequalities of his palace, but life also starts to deal him other blows. In the world of affections he is then only left with the servants of the house, who take care of him and give him love, especially Vilma, his nannie, a “beautiful Indian who for sure descends from an Inca”, as his mother, pretty Susan, is wont to say. A short time after his sister dies, his mother marries Juan Lucas, an elegant, rich man who  inspires no confidence in Julius. His brothers, already teenagers, start to ally with Juan Lucas, leaving Julius behind the “men of the house”. It's around this time that his older brother, Santiago, becomes interested in Vilma, in order to satisfy his teenage sexual needs. Little by little, life in the palace will become more complicated for Julius as he gets older. Not only because it is increasingly complicated to live with Juan Lucas and his brothers, but also because he realizes that Santiago is a threat to Vilma. One night, at a sumptuous party the family offers to a group of Americans who are buying the family mines, Vilma is raped by Santiago, and although Julius doesn't understand what has happened, he knows Santiago has done something terrible to Vilma. Vilma is then dismissed, while Santiago receives no punishment. This is a huge blow for Julius and the greatest injustice he sees during his childhood, a setback from which he doesn't recover. Some time later, Julius discovers Vilma has become a prostitute, because other young men abused her in other houses. The terrible truth about the woman who raised him defeats Julius in an absolute loss of innocence and supposes the end of his childhood.

 

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  • Drama
  • 100 '
  • +7
  • Digital 5.1
  • Colour
  • 4 K
  • Spanish