The Childhood of a Leader

The Childhood of a Leader


American actor-turned-director Brady Corbet's feature debut tells the story of the post-WWI rise of fascism in Europe through a wayward young boy.... More

"An American family settles into the French countryside at the end of the First World War, where the father (Liam Cunningham) is involved in the peace negotiations around the Treaty of Versailles. His wife (Bérénice Bejo) is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant son, whose willful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making. Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the great dictators of the 20th century, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil." (Venice Film Festival)Hide

The Peoples' Reviews

Your rating & review
Rate / Review this movie

The Press Reviews

88% of critics recommend.
Rotten Tomatoes Score. More reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

  • Brady Corbet's directorial debut is exceedingly ambitious and finally maddening, but it's an auspicious folly. Full Review

The Talk
100 %

Want to see it

What say you?