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CHILD OF GOD (2013)

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“Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell. Perhaps the most shocking thing about it is that it's really rather good.” The Guardian “There is no doubt that Child Of God is truly a cinematic experience.” The Horror Asylum “Child of God is a mesmerizing and at times disturbing film but the combination of Franco and Haze works brilliantly.” FlickFeast “The film’s most shocking achievement might be that it forces us to find the humanity in someone who others have demonized beyond repair.” StageBuddy


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Catalogue No. ACC0367
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723003678
DVD Release Date 20 Aug 2014
Director James Franco
Producer --
Cast James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze
Genre Crime Thriller
Rating R18+(High impact sexualised themes and violence)
Run Time 104 mins
Visual Format 1.78:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
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Quotes “Child of God is a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell. Perhaps the most shocking thing about it is that it's really rather good.” The Guardian “There is no doubt that Child Of God is truly a cinematic experience.” The Horror Asylum “Child of God is a mesmerizing and at times disturbing film but the combination of Franco and Haze works brilliantly.” FlickFeast “The film’s most shocking achievement might be that it forces us to find the humanity in someone who others have demonized beyond repair.” StageBuddy
Awards Nominated for Best Film at New York Fil;m Festival 2013

Synopsis
Stripped of the house he grew up in and squatting in abandoned shelters, Lester Ballard survives amongst the godforsaken Appalachians of Tennessee. The period is some time during the 1960s. Divest of kin, social order and the basic skills of articulation, he is considered a pariah in the Sevier County community. He roams the woods with a shotgun, attends a Fair where he wins plush toys that become his only friends before his descent into moral depravity is made complete one night when he comes across the corpses of a young couple in a car. Based upon the searing novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy (The Road, No Country for Old Men), Child of God examines the dispossession and feral estrangement of an outcast through his isolation and eventual violent and depraved journey to cave dwelling necrophiliac hunted by the law. Directed and starring James Franco and featuring a stunning performance from Scott Haze, Child of God delivers a chilling portrait with flashes of lyricism and rough-hewn colloquial details as if conjured from a mind warped by exile.
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