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Faith, family, and devotion are all explored in Polish director Agnieszka Holland's intense family drama. Julie (Miranda Otto) and her twin children, Nick (Ryan Smith) and Nicole (Bianca Crudo), cut short a ski outing due to Nick suddenly taking ill. As they arrive back at home, Julie catches her husband, Henry (William Fichtner), with another woman and promptly moves to end their marriage. Meanwhile, Nick has another spell similar to the first one and doctors discover a tumor in his brain. Further complicating matters is Nick's allergy to the necessary chemotherapy drugs, which prompts Julie to abandon traditional medicine and seek out a Polish healer named Alexei Ormow (Lothaire Bluteau). As the healer begins making progress on the youngster, Alexei and Julie begin to fall in love with each other -- a development that greatly troubles Julie as she struggles to determine how to proceed in the best interests of her family. In 2002, Julie Walking Home (aka The Healer) was selected for inclusion in the Venice Film Festival. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Newport Beach International Film Festival Miranda Otto Best Actress 2003 Winner

Crew

Agnieszka Holland
Director
Karel Dirka
Producer
Roman Gren
Screenwriter
Arlene Sarner
Screenwriter
Agnieszka Holland
Screenwriter
Jacek Petrycki
Cinematographer
Anton Gross
Composer (Music Score)
Christian Lonk
Editor
Marian Wihak
Production Designer
Ewa Skoczkowska
Production Designer
Paul Stephens
Co-producer
Iwana Ziulkowska
Co-producer
Krzysztof Zanussi
Executive Producer
Christopher Zimmer
Executive Producer
Joachim Sturmes
Executive Producer
Pat Dollard
Executive Producer
Malgorzata Gwiazdecka
Costume Designer
Kate Rose
Costume Designer
Jim Rillie
Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Rillie
Sound Mixer
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