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.
Diplomats -- France -- Fiction.
Families -- France -- Fiction.
Psychopaths -- France -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Corbet, Brady, 1988- film director.
MPI Media Group.
Martin, Stacy, 1991- actor.
Pattinson, Robert, 1986- actor.