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The Childhood of a Leader

Country: France, UK

Genre: Historical Drama



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, rebels against the adults around him with a series of 'tantrums'...


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

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Stylish and fascinating.

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A great job by Tom Sweet and his "survival" from his overbearing parents. The only love and affection he gets is from Mona, the maid, and then she gets fired by the mother because of that.

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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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