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The Childhood of a Leader
(2015)

Country: France, UK

Genre: Historical Drama

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Synopsis

Whilst a high ranking diplomat representing the US in France in 1919 helps to shape the Treaty of Versailles, his unhappy 10-year-old son Prescott (Tom Sweet), a future fascist leader, displays an increasing tendency to throw tantrums whenever he fails to get his own way.

Notes

  • Winner of multiple awards: the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film at the 2015 Venice Film Festival; the Best Director award in the Orizzonti section of the 2015 Venice Film Festival; the TAP Revelation Award for Best Director at the 2015 Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival; and the Golden Tulip Special Jury Prize at the 2016 International Istanbul Film Festival.
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Cast

  • Tom Sweet
    (Prescott, The Boy)
  • Bérénice Bejo
    (The Mother)
  • Liam Cunningham
    (The Father)
  • Stacy Martin
    (Ada)
  • Robert Pattinson
    (Charles Marker/The Leader)
  • Yolande Moreau
    (Mona)
  • Jacques Boudet
    (The Priest)
  • Rebecca Dayan
    (Edith)

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Atmospheric, good-looking film streaked with psychoanalysis. Overly ambitious but has some fine set pieces. Tom Sweet gives a good performance, doing his best with a rather flatly written character.

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