Julien Donkey-boy (1999)

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Drama. Julien is a young man who works as an attendant at a school for the blind, and lives in New Jersey as part of a disturbed and dysfunctional family. Julien himself is schizophrenic; as the story begins he has befriended a young boy in some woods, only to batter him to death in an impulsive act. His sister, Pearl, is pregnant; his father is abusive and tyrannical, given to outrageous behaviour in the family home. Julien's brother, Chris, an aspiring wrestler, and Julien's grandmother complete the family. As the story unfolds it becomes clear that Julien's illness and his disturbing family life will lead to tragedy.

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