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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

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Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

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The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife style and is introduced to booze and drugs and mentally, physically and sexually abused by Sarah, her lovers and her religiously fanatic family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind the greatest hoax of our time is the heartbreaking story that started it all.

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Rated R for intense depiction of child abuse/neglect, strong sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

A szív csalfa vágyai  »

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$10,000 (USA) (10 March 2006)

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$26,092 (USA) (24 March 2006)
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Girl Boy Girl is the story of Samantha Knoop's transformation to and from JT Leroy. See more »

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When Jeremiah is in the diner pouring sugar into the cereal bowl, the amount of sugar in the bowl changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jackson: I'm sorry babydoll I thought it was you. He was talkin' like you actin' like you.
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Beautiful, ferocious and engrossing....
28 December 2005 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I'd been wanting to see this movie ever since I'd heard about it. I didn't manage to catch it at the cinema, it had a very limited release, but wow, it's worth waiting for.

Based on the book by JT Leroy, which is in turn based on his early life, and directed by and starring Asia Argento, this book charts the early years of Jeremiah, a child taken back from his foster parents by his mother, and dragged around from seedy motel to violent relationship and back again. He ends up with his fanatically religious grandparents for a while, which is little better, before being taken away by his mother again.

I was bowled over by the sheer quality of the acting, the direction, the cinematography, everything. It's a shocking, painful film, but it has a strange beauty. I was expecting it to be hard to watch, but the film just flew by. Really worth seeing if you fancy something different.


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