DVD Release: The Childhood of a Leader

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 22, 2016
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: IFC


A child’s angelic face conceals a budding sociopath in the historical mystery-drama The Childhood of a Leader, the feature film directorial debut from actor Brady Corbet.

childhood1_optSet amidst the turmoil of World War I and its aftermath, the film 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.

Led by an international cast featuring by Robert Pattinson (Cosmopolis) and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), the movie is loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the most notorious dictators of the 20th Century.

The film’s memorable score is provided by musician Scott Walker.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.