Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely Trailer

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen a new movie from Harmony Korine, the talented/twisted director behind the art house hits Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy, who first rose to fame as the writer of Larry Clark’s controversial Kids. Julien Donkey-Boy was released back in 1999, and since then he’s only done a few odds and ends, such as a David Blaine TV special?! A trailer for his new movie Mister Lonely has finally found its way online, just in time for the U.S. premiere this week at SXSW.

The movie stars Diego Luna (The Terminal, Y tu mamá también) as a Michael Jackson impersonator who is moonwalking the streets of Paris when he meets up with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, played by Samantha Morton (Control). She invites him to a commune in Scotland where she lives with a number of other impersonators. Werner Herzog plays Father Umbrillo, the head of the commune, and apparently David Blaine has a part in there somewhere as well. It certainly can’t be any more bizarre than his previous films, but I have to admit I’m pretty intrigued. Check out the international trailer on YouTube (embedded below) and a slightly different trailer on the official website. Mister Lonely hits select theatres on May 2nd, 2008.

» Related Link: Mister Lonely Official Site



  • I’ve always found Samantha Morton oddly attractive. So, her dressed as Marilyn Monroe? Can do.

    As for Harmony Korine, I’ve seen all of his films and find him to be pretentious and not particularly worthwhile. A lot of my film school professors really thought he was the shit, though. I’ll take PT Anderson in the “kinda-crazy Auteur” category any day.

  • catho

    I saw a screening of mister lonely in a film festival recently & as usual korine has produced a visually stunning piece of work. the story is mostly set in scotland which lends a different feel to gummo & julien.
    the story is engaging & herzog is great. didnt spot david blaine though.