This 1999 version of Miss Julie delivers a contemporary performance of August Strindberg’s 1888 play about sexual repression and class warfare. Miss Julie is an aristocratic young woman who decides to seduces her father’s valet. After the sex, Miss Julie and the valet find that they have nothing in common. They begin to despise one another. Strindberg’s claustrophobic setting and the noir perspective on relationships between members of different social classes may grate on some viewer’s sensibilities. But the play and the movie show that women’s options a hundred years ago were bleak. I liked the performances of Saffron Burrows as Miss Julie, Peter Mullan as the valet, and Maria Doyle Kennedy as the valet’s girl friend. This is another movie I watched in order to understand Stella Adler’s analysis of Strindberg’s work.