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Year: 2015
Original Title: The Childhood of a Leader
Length: 115 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mistery
Distributor: Metrodome Group
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 19 2016

United States: July 22 2016


Ranking: 3,308 out of 15,626 movies (up 5)


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'The Childhood of a Leader' is chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century and tells the story of a young American boy living in France in 1918 whose father is working for the US government on the creation of the Treaty of Versailles and whose mother is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their defiant young son, whose wilful outbursts begin to demonstrate a monster in the making. What the kid witnesses helps to mould his beliefs. 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. This is the first film as director Brady Corbet, who has been seen before working as an actor in films like 'Escobar: Paradise Lost', 'While We?re Young' or 'Funny Games'. 'The Childhood of a Leader' is starring by Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Liam Cunningham y Bérénice Bejo, among others. Hide full plot... Show full plot


Cast The Childhood of a Leader

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Charles / The Leader

Stacy Martin

Stacy Martin

The Teacher

Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham

The Father

Bérénice Bejo

Bérénice Bejo

The Mother

Yolande Moreau

Yolande Moreau

The maid



Trivia The Childhood of a Leader

Juliette Binoche was cast in the lead role, however, she later dropped out in favor of other projects and Bérénice Bejo replaced her. This film marks the second collaboration between screenwriters Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold.