The Childhood of a Leader

A child's angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the audacious, senses-shattering feature debut from actor Brady Corbet. A powerhouse international cast led by Robert Pattinson and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) headlines this dark domestic nightmare. Set amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, it follows the young son of an American diplomat living in France as he learns to manipulate the adults around him-a monstrous coming of age that ominously parallels the rising tide of Fascism in Europe. A stylistically fearless tour-de-force, The Childhood of a Leader reaches fever-pitch delirium thanks to ravishing cinematography and a thunderous score by legendary, boundary-pushing musician Scott Walker.

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Credits

Director:

  • Brady Corbet

Cast:

  • Robert Pattinson
  • Bérénice Bejo
  • Stacy Martin
  • Liam Cunningham
  • Yolande Moreau
  • Tom Sweet

Writers:

  • Brady Corbet
  • Mona Fastvold

Producers:

  • Chris Coen
  • Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
  • István Major
  • Helena Danielsson

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