All Caroline wants is to be able to settle down in one place and find a man who will treat both she and her son Toby right. She moves to Seattle and finds the seemingly respectable Dwight. However, Toby feels differently about him, as Dwight’s methods are emotionally and physically abusive.
While not quite his film debut (Critters 3 has that honour), This Boy’s Life made a name for Leonardo DiCaprio. He certainly made an impression on Robert De Niro, who called Scorsese to rave about his young co-star. This period coming-of-age tale sets them toe-to-toe, and the results are electric.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy