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Child of God (2014)

Child of God

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 01, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

104 min.

Studio

Well Go USA

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

James Franco

Producer

James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Cormac McCarthy

Screenwriter

Caroline Aragon, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy

Starring

  • Scott Haze
  • James Franco as Jerry
  • Jim Parrack
  • Tim Blake Nelson as Sheriff Fate
  • Fallon Goodson
  • Vince Jolivette
  • Jeremy Ambler
  • Elena McGhee
  • Brian Lally
  • Brad Kaz

Story


Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

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Tim Blake Nelson stars as Sheriff Fate in Well Go USA's Child of God (2014)
Scott Haze stars as Lester Ballard in Well Go USA's Child of God (2014)

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James Franco
70th Venice Film Festival - Child of God - Premiere
Aug 31, 2013
James Franco
70th Venice Film Festival - Child of God - Premiere
Aug 31, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..this is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..make no mistake: There is nothing pleasant about "Child of God," James Franco's very fine adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's short, pitiless novel..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..the story of the unremittingly unhinged Lester Ballard may simply not translate well to the screen..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]