This freak show posing as a work of rebellious cinema is an official Dogme 95 production, endorsed by Dogma founder Lars von Trier (BREAKING THE WAVES) and shot on high definition video by Valdis Oskardottir CELEBRATION), using natural light and location sound. That's all very nice, but doesn't make it any less juvenile and pointless. Director Harmony Korine (GUMMO) went into production with a ten-page treatment rather than a script, and most of the film has the meandering feel of drama class improvisation. Julien (Ewan Bremner, the least attractive of
the TRAINSPOTTING leads) is the mentally challenged scapegoat in a monstrously dysfunctional family. His sister, Pe...