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Published on Mar 31, 2008
Only Harmony Korine (writer of KIDS, auteur of GUMMO, JULIEN DONKEY-BOY) could weave Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, her daughter Shirley Temple, and flying nuns into a hypnotically funny and truly poignant tale of the instability behind fanaticism and the redemption we can hope to find in one another. MISTER LONELY marks Korine's return and became an audience favorite at the Cannes, Toronto, and SXSQ Film Festivals.
A lonely Michael Jackson impersonator wanders the streets of Paris in search of something grand when he meets an enchantingly beautiful Marilyn Monroe, who invites Michael to join her at a commune, solely inhabited by other impersonators in the Scottish Highlands. At the commune, Michael and Marilyn prepare alongside her overzealous husband Charlie Chaplin, the Queen of England, Abraham Lincoln, Sammy Davis Jr., and a host of other impersonators for a star-studded stage show that will illuminate and dazzle their admirers. In a parallel storyline, a Latin American priest, Father Umbrillo (the legendary Werner Herzog) and his missionary of nuns literally soar through the sky in search of their own answers.