Ken Park (2002)

Who are you?

Original Title : Ken Park
Director : Larry Clark
Edward Lachman
Writer : Larry Clark
Harmony Korine
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Pascal Breton , Olivier Br√©mond , Victoria Goodall , Kees Kasander , Jean-Louis Piel , Wang Wei
Photography : Larry Clark
Edward Lachman
IMDB ID : 0209077
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¬James Ransone Tate
¬Tiffany Limos Peaches
¬Stephen Jasso Claude
¬James Bullard Shawn
¬Mike Apaletegui Curtis
¬Adam Chubbuck Ken Park
¬Wade Williams Claude's Father (as Wade Andrew Williams
¬Amanda Plummer Claude's Mother
¬Julio Oscar Mechoso Peaches' Father
¬Maeve Quinlan Rhonda
¬Bill Fagerbakke Bob
¬Harrison Young Tate's Grandfather
¬Patricia Place Tate's Grandmother
¬Richard Riehle Murph
¬Seth Gray Shawn's brother
¬Eddie Daniels Shawn's mother
¬Shanie Calahan Hannah
¬Zara McDowell Zoe
¬Ashley Crisp Rebekah
¬Lazavier James Rebekah's friend
¬Loranne Maze Ken Park's girlfriend
¬Caroline Kristiahn Prostitute
¬Sam Baptista Claude's friend
¬Daniel Helwick Claude's friend
¬Gabe Nava Claude's friend
¬Elvis Strange 
¬Larry Clark Hot-dog seller uncredited


Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage, Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family lives. This bizarre dichotomy underscores their alienation # the result of suburban ennui, a teenager's inherent sense of melodrama, and the disturbing nature of their home environments.


Youth Hell How is it possible to ban such a movie? Yes there are X-rated scenes and yes, there are some heavy violence, although you've probably seen worse. Until the harm really is proved, everybody over 18 should be entitled to see whatever they like. The 15-year-old limit in Sweden might be discussed however. But let's go back to this movie. Larry Clark has done again for sure. There is no director who can take extreme evil and put it in real life like he is. There is really an air of normal Californian life in the surroundings here, but behind that you find incest, totally sick religion, insanity and hatred. And you believe it to be real. That is much because of the extremely good young actors. There really is no plot here, just an ongoing situation. It's not easy to see this, even if you have a rather big tolerance towards pornography and blood. But you really ought to see it. One of the best films of 2002!
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