Ken Park is a 2002 erotic drama which revolves around the abusive and dysfunctional lives of several teenagers, set in the city of Visalia, California. It was written by Harmony Korine, who based it on Larry Clark's journals and stories. The film was directed and shot by Clark and Edward Lachman. The film is an international co-production of the United States, the Netherlands, and France.
The title character Ken Park (nicknamed "Krap Nek": his name spelled and pronounced backward), is a teenager skateboarding across Visalia, California. He arrives at a skate park, where he casually sets up a camcorder, smiles, and shoots himself in the temple with a handgun. His death is used to bookend the film, which follows the lives of four other teenagers who knew him.
|author||Harmony Korine Larry Clark|
|director||Edward Lachman Larry Clark|
|events||dysfunctional family incest suicide|
|keywords||alcoholic father arrest autoerotic asphyxiation coming home emotional abuse end erotic asphyxiation follow incestuous one night open oral sex run away sexual relationship skate park skateboard tape recorder threesome title character title screen wed|
|producer||Jean-Louis Piel Kees Kasander|
|productionCompany||Cinéa Kasander Film Company|
|publisher||A-Film Distribution Fortissimo Films Pan-Européenne Vitagraph Films|
|theme||camcorder independent narrative|