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302 Ratings

The Childhood of a Leader

Directed by Brady Corbet
United Kingdom, Hungary, 2015
Drama, Mystery, Horror


The rise of fascism in the 20th Century 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. What he witnesses helps to mould his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.

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The Childhood of a Leader Directed by Brady Corbet

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Luigi De Laurentiis Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | Nominee: Best Original Score or Soundtrack

Istanbul International Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Special Prize of the Jury (International Competition)

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