The Childhood of a Leader

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Original title The Childhood of a Leader
Category Drama, Horror, Mystery
UK Release Date
Production year 2016
Production Country
Directors Brady Corbet
Cast Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, Sophie Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Caroline Boulton, Tom Sweet
Distributor Metrodome Distribution


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 (Berenice Bejo) 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. Infused with the same sense of dread as The Others and The Omen, The Childhood of a Leader is an ominous portrait of emerging evil.