The Childhood of a Leader

The Childhood of a Leader

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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)

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2015115 minsUK, Hungary, FranceFrench and English with English subtitles
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The Childhood of a Leader | Awards

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Winner of Best Debut Feature and the Orizzonti Best Director Award, 2015 Venice Film Festival.

The Childhood of a Leader | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An embarrassingly overambitious parable.

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The Childhood of a Leader | Release Details

The Childhood of a Leader is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play.