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The Childhood of a Leader (2015)

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A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.

Director:

Brady Corbet

Writers:

Mona Fastvold (screenplay), Brady Corbet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bérénice Bejo ... The Mother
Liam Cunningham ... The Father
Stacy Martin ... The Teacher
Yolande Moreau ... Mona
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... The Priest
Robert Pattinson ... Charles / The Leader
Tom Sweet ... Prescott, the Boy
Sophie Lane Curtis ... Laura (as Sophie Curtis)
Rebecca Dayan ... Edith
Michael Epp ... Economist
Kata Petõ Kata Petõ ... Housemaid
Mark C. Phelan Mark C. Phelan ... Mr. Advisor (as Mark Phelan)
Jeremy Wheeler ... Mr. Deputy
Andrew Osterreicher Andrew Osterreicher ... Mr. Secretary
Scott Alexander Young ... Counselor (as Scott A Young)
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Storyline

This chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century tells the story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. What he witnesses helps to mould his beliefs - and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego. Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th Century and infused with the same sense of dread as The Others and The Omen, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil. Written by Protagonist Pictures

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Witness the birth of a terrifying ego

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada | UK | France | Hungary | Belgium

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Infância de Um Líder See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,546
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The long shot towards the end of the advisers and counselors signing the papers took 8 takes, and 18 people to operate the camera and crane. See more »

Goofs

It's Christmas Mass time in the church scene, but the priest wears black vestments, which are proper in the Catholic Church only for funerals. See more »

Quotes

Charles: The tragedy is not only that Pontius Pilate betrayed his self but that hundreds in the crowd before him did betray their selves. And that's what I wrote was the tragedy of war. Not that one man has the courage to be evil but that so many have not the courage to be good.
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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Written by Harry Carroll and Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Harry Fox
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High art, impulsive, radical
27 July 2016 | by rebeccax5See all my reviews

The film is clearly influenced by some the greatest directors in terms of style. The music is almost old school experimental and very striking. The acting is excellent. The environment is extremely realistic. Remarkable achievement on a relatively low budget.

The story and plot is challenging and requires full concentration to see into it's message and meaning. It it also like watching part one of a trilogy,

There is lots of going up and down stairs in steady tracking shots that at times almost feel Escheristic.

The film will appeal to those who enjoy watching directors that attempt to paint on a cinematic canvas and who appreciate challenging films.


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