Julien Donkey-Boy


1h 41m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Julien lives in the same house with his verbally abusive father, sympathetic grandmother, younger sister Pearl, and would-be wrestler brother Chris. Spending his days wandering the streets and visiting the neigborhood bowling alley, Julien surrounds himself with a colorful assortment of characters.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dogma 6, Dogme 6, julien donkey-boy (Dogme #6)
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dark Comedy
Drama
Experimental
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Julien lives in the same house with his verbally abusive father, sympathetic grandmother, younger sister Pearl, and would-be wrestler brother Chris. Spending his days wandering the streets and visiting the neigborhood bowling alley, Julien surrounds himself with a colorful assortment of characters. But only over time does the deep disfunction of his family become fully apparent. Julien is sleeping with Pearl, who is pregnant, while his father is brainwashing Chris with a never-ending regime of training and exercise. As tenuous as his family already is, Julien's world comes crashing down when Pearl is badly injured in a skating rink accident.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dogma 6, Dogme 6, julien donkey-boy (Dogme #6)
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dark Comedy
Drama
Experimental
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States October 15, 1999

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States Fall October 8, 1999

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) September 1-11, 1999.

Began shooting February 2, 1999.

Completed shooting March 12, 1999.

First American film to be made within the stylistic confines of the Dogma '95 Manifesto.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Cinema of the Present) September 1-11, 1999.)

Released in United States Fall October 8, 1999

Expanded Release in United States October 15, 1999

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)