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,

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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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