Julien (Ewen Bremner) is schizophrenic. His sister Pearl (Chloe Sevigny) is pregnant, father unknown. His pathetic brother Chris (Evan Neumann) aspires to be a wrestling champion. His ex-army father (Werner Herzog) rules the family with an iron fist. A gripping and moving journey into the heart of the dysfunctional American family, Julien Donkey-Boy is both a wildly imaginative step toward what Korine calls a 'New Cinema' as well as one of the most convincing and affecting portraits of schizophrenia ever captured on film.