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Julien Donkey-Boy -- A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus in this film about a schizophrenic boy named Julien who works in a school for the blind.

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13 September 2000 (France) See more »
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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ewen Bremner ... Julien
Brian Fisk ... Pond Boy

Chloë Sevigny ... Pearl (as Chloe Sevigny)

Werner Herzog ... Father
Joyce Korine ... Grandma

Evan Neumann ... Chris
Miriam Martínez ... Teenage Girl (as Miriam Martinez)
Edgar Erikkson ... Bearded Man
James Moix ... Dancing Man
Victor Varnado ... Rapper
Oliver A. Bueno ... Bowler
Roger Harris ... Bowler
Josseph Padilla ... Bowler
Olivia Pérez ... Bowler (as Olivia Perez)
Freddie Perez ... Bowler
Carmelo Rodriguez ... Bowler
Chrissy Kobylak ... Chrissy
Carmel Gayle ... Clothing Store Cashier
Herman Reimmer ... Man in Clothing Store
Virginia Reath ... Gynecologist
Mary O'Hara ... Nun
Alvin Law ... Card-Playing Neighbor
Donna Smith ... Dancing Woman
Gary Bergman ... Piano Player
Tom Mullica ... Magician
Johnie Mae Allen ... Partygoer (as Johnny Mae Allen)
Timothy Allen ... Partygoer
George Ashiotis ... Partygoer
Benjamin Butler ... Partygoer
Joneiry Delarosa ... Partygoer
Eternal Divine ... Partygoer
Edery Herrera ... Partygoer
Ruby Rodriguez ... Partygoer
Xenophon A. Theophall ... Partygoer

Archie MacGregor ... Amnesiac Patient
Jeanmarie Evans ... Amnesiac Patient
Ricky Ashley ... Hasidic Boy
Courtney DeBlis ... Skater
Marybeth Grunstra ... Skater
Heidi Vanderhoof ... Skater
Hy Richards ... Doctor

Barry Wernick ... Doctor
Clinton Wright ... Doctor
Carmela García ... Nurse
Punky ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Will Oldham ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Harmony Korine (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harmony Korine  uncredited

Produced by
Jim Czarnecki .... line producer
Scott Macaulay .... producer
Robin O'Hara .... producer
Cary Woods .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
 
Film Editing by
Valdís Óskarsdóttir  (as Valdis Oskarsdottir)
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Lori Eastside 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Management
Carrie Fix .... production manager
Jill Goldstein .... technical production manager
 
Art Department
Stephen Beatrice .... set coordinator
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound conform
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Miksis .... sound
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
Aaron J. Rudelson .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alejandro Castillo .... additional camera operator
Henry Corra .... additional camera operator
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer
Thomas LeGoff .... still photographer
Lisa Leone .... still photographer
John Perez .... additional camera operator
Richard Rutkowski .... additional camera operator
Mitchell Wagenberg .... supplier: cameras
 
Casting Department
Mark Bennett .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte .... post-production advisor (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Paul Zucker .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
David Pajo .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tevin Adelman .... production assistant
Diane Bellino .... assistant to director
Christine Brown .... post-production office consultant
Jeff Brown .... intern
Jeffrey A. Brown .... intern
Kathy Ciric .... location manager
Donna Daniels .... publicist
Mark Deener .... additional legal services
Jonas Drehn .... on-line engineer
Jason Dungan .... intern
Brian Enright .... production assistant
Julie Farol .... intern
Michelle Michael Graves .... intern
Jason K. Grey .... production assistant (as Jason Grey)
Elisa Haradon .... intern (as Elisa Deutsch)
Michael Kuhn .... key production assistant
Rosalind Lawton .... legal consultant
Patrick Lindenmaier .... tape-to-film supervisor (as Patrick Lindenmeyer)
Melissa Lintinger .... production accountant
Paul Mantel .... consultant
Andrea Martin .... intern
Ross Miller .... insurance
Frank Park .... production assistant
Emily Pritchard .... intern
May Redding .... intern
John Reyburger .... on-line engineer
Jason Rothenberg .... production office coordinator
Steven L. Rubin .... intern (as Steven Rubin)
Bear Schmidt .... location coordinator (as Brian 'Bear' Schmidt)
Dan Seligman .... production assistant
Howard Shapiro .... additional legal services
Natasha C. Smith .... intern
Michael Taylor .... continuity
Thuy Tham .... consultant
Neal Usatin .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dogme # 6 - Julien Donkey-Boy" - USA (series title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing images
Runtime:
94 min | 101 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This is the first American film to be certified by Dogme '95.See more »
Quotes:
Father:I don't want this escaping. All this moody brooding; I just don't like that.See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Jeez, 19 March 2007
Author: jzappa from Cincinnati, OH, United States

There is a line that separates two types of independent art-house films often misconstrued as one. One side of the line is populated by films that are inventive and disturbingly stimulating of emotions, usually a completely nude display of unpleasant things and people. The other side is comprised of films that are shocking, repulsive, and generally don't move forward with their stories, instead shuffling sustained sequences where virtually nothing changes, shapelessly finding its way to the end of the movie. julien donkey-boy could either be lying perfectly upon this line between both types of films, or it could be the latter type. Usually, the latter type can be very basically and degradingly entertaining, voyeuristically tempting you to continue watching its stylistic repugnance.

A bigger part of me likes julien donkey-boy. A smaller part of me doesn't. The part of me that likes it is fond of the gritty, demented use of the camera. The film's setting, a trashy, lower middle class environment full of generally unhealthy and unattractive people, is appropriate for Anthony Dod Mantle's bleak, very very grainy and unglamorous lens. Upon reflection, I realize that the film was really trying to say something, but the part of me that doesn't like it tells me that it's too immediately unclear and abstract to be fully understood.

The film's unabashed, possibly record-setting weirdness could be neither a plus or minus, and rather something meant to challenge the viewer, to make us reflect on the judgmental perspective that keeps many from understanding films like these and characters like those that are in it. So I suppose the verdict is that it's a good movie, but for a rare and acquired taste.

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