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Joshua -- The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
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Joshua -- Behind the scenes: Rockwell, Kogan, and baby
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Joshua -- The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.


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David Gilbert (written by) and
George Ratliff (written by)
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Release Date:
19 September 2007 (Philippines) See more »
The story of a perfect boy who had a perfect plan. See more »
The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Well made and Disturbing See more (85 total) »


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Directed by
George Ratliff 
Writing credits
David Gilbert (written by) and
George Ratliff (written by)

Produced by
Johnathan Dorfman .... producer
Thomas Fatone .... associate producer
Temple Fennell .... executive producer
Dan O'Meara .... executive producer
George Paaswell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nico Muhly 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie (director of photography) (as Benoit Debie)
Film Editing by
Jacob Craycroft 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto 
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Art Direction by
Katya DeBear 
Set Decoration by
Amanda Carroll 
Costume Design by
Astrid Brucker 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... head hair stylist
John Jack Curtin .... assistant hair stylist
Joseph Farulla .... assistant makeup artist (as Joe Farulla)
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist (as Sharol Ilson Burke)
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mia Lee .... post-production supervisor
Bergen Swanson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Patrick Gibbons .... second assistant director
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Antalocy .... carpenter
Shannon Finnerty .... on-set dresser
Yolan Fisher .... property master
Dan Kajeckas .... charge scenic artist
Ronnie Petagna .... carpenter
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator
Bentley Wood .... assistant property master
Derek J.W. Wybourn .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
David Ellinwood .... dialogue editor
Anguibe Guindo .... additional boom operator
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer
John Moros .... adr engineer
Abigail Savage .... sound effects editor
Craig Spencer .... foley editor
Julie Wilde .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... grip
Aida Artieda .... grip
Mark Beattie .... generator operator
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator
Luis Colon .... best boy grip
Caswell Cooke .... key grip
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... grip
David Epstein .... grip
Jess Fogel .... electrician
Shawn Greene .... gaffer
Ludovic Littee .... assistant camera
Nick Maczka .... additional grip
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician
Sebastien Nicolet .... camera trainee
Jeff Niggemeyer .... electrician
Ray Richards .... additional electrician
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera
Randy Schwartz .... additional assistant camera
Yoshi Sonoda .... additional grip
Sean Taylor .... electrician
Vance Tucker .... third grip
Brett Walters .... assistant camera
Trevor Watrous .... grip
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Yueni Zander .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting associate
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Lee Genick .... extras casting
Ali Merhi .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana J. Collins .... wardrobe supervisor
Jacci Fredenburg .... assistant costume designer
Lucia Lettini .... set costumer
Jan Finnell .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Matthew H. Giordano .... assistant editor
Michael Smollin .... final telecine master
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Esther Lee Kaplan .... piano teacher
Mauricio Vazquez Salido .... assistant recording engineer
Transportation Department
Gabe Turiello .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Cory Azriliant .... racquetball consultant
Michael A. Becker .... production assistant
Nate Braeuer .... location assistant
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
Amyjoy Clark .... payroll accountant
Jeremy Crane .... assistant production coordinator
Joe Dapello .... production counsel
Anne Marie Dentici .... production assistant
Maureen Duffy .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Marie Durkan .... assistant: Mr. Dapello
Vadim Epstein .... key production assistant
Kantarama Gahigiri .... production assistant
William Gilfillan .... accounting clerk
Trish Gray .... location scout
Susan Humphrey .... animal trainer
Michelle Israel .... production assistant
Jeffrey Longo .... office production assistant
Brent Lyman .... production assistant
Alex Paster .... set/office intern
Morgan Patterson .... production assistant
Kevin Pazmino .... set production assistant
Dan Pellar .... production assistant
Ryan Smith .... location manager
Natalie Swan .... stand-in: Vera Farmiga
Kathleen Truitt .... stand-in
Marisa Vrooman .... assistant location manager
Noreen Ward .... production accountant
Sharon Watt .... script supervisor
Steven Weisz .... stand-in
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: Sam Rockwell
Stephanie Wu .... post production assistant
Rose Zingale .... stand-in: Joshua
Ami Armstrong .... special thanks
Victoria Bader .... thanks
Michael Bloomberg .... thanks (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
Dave Matthews .... special thanks (as David Matthews)
Dean McCann .... thanks
Katherine Oliver .... thanks (as Katherine L. Oliver)
Karen Pals .... special thanks
Yul Vazquez .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Devil's Child" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for language and some disturbing behavior by a child
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (2007) | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Africa:16LV | Sweden:15 | USA:R (certificate #43401)

Did You Know?

The role of Joshua's young sibling was played by the real-life newborn sibling of Jacob Kogan.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The video tape Joshua pulls from the drawer to watch is dated 2/29/1997. 1997 was not a leap year.See more »
[last lines]
Joshua Cairn:[sung] I only ever really wanted to be with you.
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Movie Connections:
References The Lion King (1994)See more »
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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Well made and Disturbing, 2 June 2008
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

This film has a quiet power to it and it is not like all the gore and torture porn that has been out there lately making money at the box office. Look, the masses want to be led like a toddler through most movies - lookee here - point A to point B to point C - get it? He's good, he's bad. Wow - watch that head explode. Yawn. I like gore too but I also love intelligent films that leave it to an audience that WANTS to think - that wants to be challenged and has to try and figure out what is true and what isn't. Sam Rockwell, Vera F (as the wife), Dallas Roberst as the uncle and the young kid as Joshua all give excellent performances. This is not a HORROR film in the sense of gore and supernatural crap. This is about a family swirling out of control with post partum depression, work pressure, meddling relatives, a disturbed child and a crying infant - and it is left up to us to decide what really happened. Slow, steady and ultimately, powerful. If you have patience and love well made, intense dramas - JOSHUA is for you.

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