Julian Donkey-Boy directed by Harmony Korine is one of the most crazy, intense and upsetting 94 minuets of movie experience. Being the first ever film certified as Dogma 95 the film had already made a big achievement before it was even released by Tartna Films.
I terms of a narrative well the basic plot is of a schizophrenic boy living with his crazy American family, the dad played by the one and only Werner Herzog, Herzog is a lost parent with no wife after she left him. He now spends most of his time drinking random chemicals and wearing a gas-mask while telling his son he is worthless and will never make it as a wrestler. One great scene is with Herzog and a armless man are playing cards and its like nothing i have ever seen before.
As we move though this scrapbook of images that for some strange reason all move the narrative along we are also follow the daughter who is pregnant. Played by a familiar face from ‘Gummo’ Chloe Sevigny.
The film is a great piece of work by Korine, i personally think ‘Gummo’ is a better film in terms of story but this film takes you from one extreme to another and all shot on a Cannon XL1.