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Child of God (2013)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  28 April 2014 (UK)
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A dispossessed, violent man'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 to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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$27,630 (USA) (1 August 2014)

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$37,949 (USA) (8 August 2014)
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Actor Scott Haze moved to Sevierville, Tennessee to prepare for the dynamic and challenging role of Lester Ballard. Scott Haze lived in an isolated cabin in the woods, lost 50lbs and was reportedly sleeping in caves some nights. See more »

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to dwell in destruction & doubtful joy
3 August 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

"I'm going to give you exactly what they taught me," declares Lester to the stuffed animals he is pumping full of bullets. Pushed further and further away from society and all forms of social contact, it isn't long before Lester turns his deranged sites on human targets. The dark and brutal side of everyone is on display and no one has sympathy for anyone else in this adaptation of a harsh Cormac McCarthy novel. The film is riveting in its vicious way and Scott Haze successfully takes on the demented persona of Lester. Only one person obtains some sort of fiendish triumph in the end. It is the same with MacBeth who finds "tis better to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy." Seen at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


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