The Childhood of a Leader

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

Witness the birth of a terrifying ego.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-07-22
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 95 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hepp Film
  • Production Country: France, Hungary, United Kingdom
  • Director:
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The chilling 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 mold his beliefs – and we witness the birth of a terrifying ego.

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  • Bérénice Bejo

    as The Mother
  • Liam Cunningham

    as The Father
  • Robert Pattinson

    as Charles Marker / The Leader
  • Stacy Martin

    as The Teacher
  • Yolande Moreau

    as The Maid
  • Sophie Curtis

    as Laura
  • Rebecca Dayan

    as Edith
  • Caroline Boulton

    as Mr. Advisors Secretary
  • Tom Sweet

    as Prescott, the boy
  • Roderick Hill

    as Older American Gentleman
Production Des Hamilton Casting
Costume & Make-Up Andrea Flesch Costume Design
Art Jean-Vincent Puzos Production Design
Production Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre Producer
Production Chris Coen Producer
Writing Brady Corbet Screenplay
Directing Brady Corbet Director
Production Brady Corbet Producer
Sound Olivier Thys Foley
Production Helena Danielsson Producer
Camera Lol Crawley Director of Photography
Editing Dávid Jancsó Editor
Writing Mona Lerche Screenplay
Camera Márton Miklauzic Camera Operator
Art Hedvig Kiraly Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Hildegard Haide Makeup Artist
Directing Dora Simko Script Supervisor
Visual Effects Carine Gillet Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Lara Manwaring Casting Associate
Production Katalin Baranyi Casting
Visual Effects Judith Bruneau Visual Effects Producer
Camera Agatha A. Nitecka Still Photographer
Camera Attila Pfeffer Steadicam Operator
Sound Emmanuel de Boissieu Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Nóra Takács Art Direction
Art Panni Lutter Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Eszter Antal Costume Supervisor
Sound David Gerain Sound Recordist
Sound Simon Jamart Sound Recordist
Sound Matthieu Michaux Dialogue Editor
Sound David Vranken Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Szandra Bíró Key Hair Stylist
Sound Scott Walker Original Music Composer