Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.


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  • Werner Herzog in Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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  • Ewen Bremner in Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

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3 January 2001 | paulcreeden
7
| Very affective art.
I will say that this film is Art at the risk of having raw vegetables thrown at me. It is not "a movie", as in "Hey, Mary, let's go down to the multiplex and catch Julien Donkey-Boy." No. I have the mixed pleasure of understanding this film's subject matter as a clinician. The film conveyed, in my educated opinion, a sensual experience of being very close to the dysfunction it displays. What may seem like unsophisticated art school techniques with sound and image to the casual viewer rang absolutely affectively true to me, as a person who has worked in locked units of state mental hospitals with these families. As entertainment, the film is terrible, as it should be. I would not advise buying an extra large popcorn. It is disturbing and enlightening. Whether or not it belongs in a theater, museum or a classroom is probably debatable. Werner Herzog was brilliant. Ewen Bremner blew me away. Bremner's acting range is amazing. I look forward to seeing him some day in a "regular guy" role.

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$85,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,442

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