Julien Donkey-Boy

Synopsis: "O, mio babbino caro" plays as a woman skates gracefully. In contrast, little is graceful and daddy is not dear in Julien's world. His father listens to blues wearing a gas mask; dad prods, lectures, and derides Julien as well as Julien's brother and pregnant sister, while grandma attends to her dog. Julien is different, schizophrenic. He wears gold teeth. He bowls, sings, worships, and chats with a group of young adults with disabilities. His sister's child is probably his own. He talks on the phone, imagining it's his mother, who died in childbirth years before. He may be a murderer of children. From his point of view (perhaps), the film follows this odd family for a few weeks.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Harmony Korine
Production: Fine Line Features
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Hey, buddy,

whatcha got?

A turtle.

Oh, man.

What're you gonna do

with it?

Keep it.

Do you want to play

turtle with me?

If you can find another one.

I think there's

another one in there.

Is there 12 turtles

in that pond?


There's 11 turtles

in that pond,

two turtles on the rock.

Yeah, I got a turtle.

Where are the turtles?

- I want a turtle for Daddy.

- Hey, wait.

Can't I get a turtle

for Daddy?

No, you can't get one.

Almighty God,

see now your faithful servant...

as he lies in great weakness...

and bless him

with everlasting life...

in the name

of your Son,

have mercy on him.

Lamb of God,

you take away our sins.

Have mercy on him.

Lamb of God,

you take away our sins.

Lamb of God,

you take away our sins.

Lamb of God,

you take away our sins...

Have mercy on us.

Stop wrestling.

Kiss, kiss.

Kiss Mommy.

Kiss, kiss Mommy.

I love Punky.

Nice baby.

I love Punky.

Mommy says Punky nice baby.


You love Mommy?

It's the end of wrestling.

Back together.

Back together again.


That's right.

That's right...

Hail, Lord Julien!

Hail, Lord Julien!

He made all the people

bow down before him...

Julien, Lord!

Julien, Lord!

Frere Jacques,

Frere Jacques,

Mommy too,

Mommy too,



I'll have you,

I'll be you.

Frere Jacques,

Frere Jacques,

Mommy too, Mommy too,

Where are all the monkeys?

Where are all the monkeys?

In the zoo.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

That's what I want to know.

Take your teeth out.

Sorry, Chris.

You don't want 'em to rust

or something.

- I'm sorry.

- That's how you rot your teeth.

Chris got me my, uh--

Chris got me fronts

for my birthday.

- They're nice, right?

- Excellent.

I'm gonna let 'em rinse.

You should rinse them

in fresh water.

I only rinse them

in this juice.

This looks like

a state dinner.

When the queen was in Russia,

and there was this president

and his name was Brezhnev,

and he had these false teeth.

And during the state dinner,

he would take out his false teeth

and clean it with a fork.

After he ate?

I gotta do that as well.

- Tell her to sit straight.

- Yeah.

No, she should sit straight.

Is that right?

I see.

Tell her.

You eat good?

You like it?


- She should sit straight.

- Yeah.

- Make her sit straight.

- Sit straight, Pearl.

She listens to you.

- Papa?

- Yes.

Am I sitting straight?

Yes, you are.

But look at your brother.

He thinks he's a wrestler.

Look at the guy.

It doesn't make sense to me.


do not take product

if you are hypersensitive."


Am I hypersensitive?

Oh, my God.

I didn't hit right.

Am I hypersensitive?

Am I persistent?

Damn it.

Natural high...

like in the mountains,

high up.

Where are you,

Mount Everest?

Give me some Everest.

I started something like this

in the aftermath

of the Spanish conquest

of Peru.

There was a lot of infighting.

They formed parties,

and there was this unbelievable

amount of greed

among the Spanish.

And there was on one side,

Pizzaro and his brothers...

And on the other side,

there was Almagro...

And he was one

of the principal leaders,

and boy, the guy

really looked so ugly,

they sent a delegation

to the Spanish king

and Almagro looked

so gross and ugly,

they couldn't even

send him out there.

And there's this wonderful story

about this old

Spanish nobleman

who was well into his 70s,

who's been involved in campaigns

back in Europe, and then

the conquest of Mexico,

conquest of Peru.

He was white-haired,

and in all this fighting,

he was on one side,

I think sticking

to Pizzaro's side,

and all of a sudden he rides

into an ambush of his enemies,

and he rides on his horse and

they point their muskets at him

and they were just about

to shoot him...

and he knows he's gonna be dead

in a minute...

and he just defiantly

sings a song against them.

And what he sings is,

"Little mother, two by two,

wafts the wind on my hair."

I truly like that.

- What are they doing?

- I don't know.

Come here. Come here.

See, from here

I can see all the way across

the whole New York City,

almost across to Los Angeles.

It's a big town, baby!

I can see practically from here

to the other side of America.

I can see right over

to the west coast.

I can see right over from

the east coast to the west coast.

Oh, man! Thanks, man,

for telling me.

There's no paper

in this thing.

No, you've got paper.

It's in the plastic bottom.

It's full.

It's full.

- That sounded like it's moving.

- I'm trying to make it move.

I think we need that guy

from the office.

You'd better wash your hands.

You'd better be

wearing shoes.

I'm wearing shoes,

let me tell you.

You can't wear these

in here.

- What size?

- Huh?

- What size?

- Uh, seven.

It's a heavy one.

Can you hold it?

You've got a heavy one.

This one's lighter.

You got it!

You got it!

Get back from the line.

Back from the line, man.

You cheated.

You cheated already!

Behind the line.

- Go for it.

- Can I have some respect, my man?

Yeah! Yeah!

That's it.

Good boy.

Don't scream.

I don't want you to scream.

This is it.

Come on, keep still.

Don't shift around.

Come on.

Be a man.

Be a man and quit that

moody brooding.

- Quit that.

- It's too cold.

- Come over here.

- Stop!

Stop it.


Come on, be a man.

It might even

seep through your skin,

and you'll put on

some weight.

Shut up.

Come on, you don't

talk like this.

- Shut up.

- You don't talk like this.

Just be a man.

Go down-- squat down.


Okay, come here.

Come here.

I don't want this escaping.

Just-- all this moody brooding,

I just don't like that.

Down, down.

Raise your arm.

Come closer to me,

and don't be a coward.

I don't want a coward

in the family.

Come here.

- You want me to win?

- Yes, I want you to win.

And don't be a coward.

Don't be a--

My son is not

gonna be a coward.

Stop it!


That is gonna put

some weight on you.

Stop that shivering.

I don't want you

to shiver like that.

Don't shiver.

You're a man.


Don't shiver like that.

You're gonna be a winner.

Just don't shiver.

A winner doesn't shiver.


I can't ever f***ing win!

I'm gonna be a winner!

I'm gonna f***ing be a winner!

I'm tired of f***ing losing.

Lamb of God...

You take away

the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God...

You take away

the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God...

You take away

the sins of the world,

Grant us peace.

Lean on Jesus,

Lean on Jesus,

Leaning on

the everlasting love.

Leaning on

the everlasting love.

That's cute.

That's too dirty.

How much are the onesies?

- Two for a dollar.

- Two for a dollar.

I'm looking for

more newborn stuff.

- Did you look on the table?

- There's bigger--

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Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for writing Kids and for writing and directing Spring Breakers, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely. more…

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