The Childhood of a Leader

116 mins
6.8 / 10 (693)


This fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century tells the story of an 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.

MUBI's take

Brady Corbet’s acting career was quietly developing with roles in the likes of Melancholia, Simon Killer, and Force Majeure, when he surprised us all with his directorial debut: this stunning and ambitious rumination on violence scored by Scott Walker. A visually arresting period fantasy!

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