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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things ()


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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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Sarah
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Young Jeremiah
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Social Worker #1
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Cop #1
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Cop #2
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Luther
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Emerson
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Doctor (as David Alley)
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Social Worker #2
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Grandmother
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Older Jeremiah
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Older Jeremiah
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Grandfather
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Aaron
Lindy Maguire ...
Girl
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Fleshy Boy
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Kenny
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Jackson
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Chester
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Buddy
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Piggly Wiggly Clerk (as Russ Comegys)
Hasil Adkins ...
Street Musician (as Hasil Atkins)
Lisa Stooksbury ...
Woman in Black
Chelsea Samples ...
Nurse #1
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Nurse #2 (as Joy Ingram)
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Stinky (uncredited)
Cheri Compton ...
Woman in Pink (uncredited)
David Davenport ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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EMT (uncredited)
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Psychologist (uncredited)
Amanda Sickler ...
Additional Voices (uncredited) (voice)
Chip Sickler ...
Additional Voices (uncredited)
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Shoeshiner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Asia Argento

Written by

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Laura Albert ... (short stories) (as J.T. LeRoy)
 
Asia Argento ... (screenplay)
 
Alessandro Magania ... ()

Produced by

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Jennifer Booth ... line producer
Freddy Braidy ... co-producer
Lilly Bright ... executive producer
Geoffrey Cox ... executive producer
Gianluca Curti ... associate producer
Lawrence E. Davis ... producer (as Larry Davis)
Gianfranco De Rosa ... associate producer
Sam Englebardt ... associate producer
Chris Hanley ... producer
Roberta Hanley ... producer
Molly Hassell ... line producer
Al Hayes ... co-producer
Jade Healy ... assistant producer
David Hillary ... producer
Ryan R. Johnson ... executive producer
Ara Katz ... associate producer
Alain de la Mata ... producer
D. Scott Lumpkin ... co-producer
Suzanne Lyons ... associate producer
Yolanda Markopoulou ... associate producer
Damon Martin ... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel ... co-executive producer
Kevin Ragsdale ... executive producer
Kate Robbins ... associate producer
Chad Troutwine ... executive producer
Tricia van Klaveren ... executive producer
Brian Young ... producer

Music by

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Marco Castoldi
Billy Corgan
Kim Gordon ... (as Sonic Youth)

Cinematography by

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Eric Alan Edwards

Film Editing by

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Jim Mol

Editorial Department

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Sarah Goff ... assistant editor
Anthony Gore ... post-production consultant
Jon Rocke ... colorist: dailies

Casting By

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Shannon Makhanian

Production Design by

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Max Biscoe

Set Decoration by

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Anuradha Mehta

Costume Design by

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Mel Ottenberg

Makeup Department

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Rob Link ... hair stylist
Fleur Morell ... key makeup artist: second unit
Mike Potter ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Lisa Looney ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jennifer Fiedler ... first assistant director
Kevin Lum ... second assistant director
Kim McCray ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Joe Arnold ... property master

Sound Department

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Felix Andriessens ... additional adr recordist
Sandy Berman ... supervising sound editor
Stanley Kastner ... re-recording mixer
Donald Lyles ... adr mixer / foley mixer / re-recording mixer
Coleman Metts ... production sound mixer: additional photography
Shannon Potter ... sound recordist
Christopher Sheldon ... sound supervisor
Dustin Tuccillo ... boom operator (as Dustin McShane)
Bobby Tucillo ... sound mixer

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Ray Bivins ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Michael Bledsoe ... stunt coordinator
Bob Fisher ... stunt double
Scott Hinson ... stunt double
Dino Muccio ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tony Corapi ... gaffer
Kelly Cummins ... second assistant camera
Tad Howard ... electrician
Gary Johnson ... electrician
Nicole Jannai Martinez ... film loader
David Mellow ... first assistant camera
Ed Richardson ... second assistant camera

Animation Department

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Christiane Cegavske ... animator
Albert Cuellar ... animation technical director

Casting Department

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Jennifer Goldstein ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Denny Colliver ... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles
Julia Hungerford ... costume assistant
Olivia Mori ... assistant costume designer: Tennessee
Andrea Sweet ... costume supervisor
Selby Van Horne ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Alex Blagg ... location scout

Music Department

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Gerry Gershman ... music supervisor
Dante White-Aliano ... composer: additional music (as Dante Adrian-White-Aliano)

Transportation Department

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Ron Bledsoe ... transportation

Other crew

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Brent Almond ... production coordinator: second unit
Jessica Bailin ... production assistant
Stephanie Beman ... key craft service
Magi Berciano ... paralegal
Emily Brobst ... stand-in: Jeremiah
John Griffin ... set production assistant
Jerod Hollyfield ... intern
Chad Jones ... set production assistant
Sarah J. Kennedy ... intern
Kathleen LaGue ... looping group
Don Napoli ... key production accountant
Phillip L. Rosen ... production legal
Chelsea Samples ... production coordinator
Dottie Sharp ... office production assistant
Peter Simovic ... set production assistant
Angel Thompson ... office production assistant
Laura Torrance ... studio teacher
Carrie Wilksen ... pre-production coordinator
Ben Zoltowski ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The dysfunctional twenty-three-year-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 low lifestyle 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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Taglines Behind the greatest hoax of our time is the heartbreaking story that started it all. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le livre de Jérémie (France)
  • Das Herz ist eine hinterlistige Person (Germany)
  • El corazón es mentiroso (Spain)
  • El corazón es engañoso por sobre todas las cosas (Argentina)
  • Saraca inima mea (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $10,000, 12 Mar 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $176,153, 27 Feb 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia The montage of Sarah's boyfriends are actually men whom Asia met and dated during filming. At one point, there a still image of Vin Diesel, whom Asia did not date but admitted that she fancied. See more »
Goofs When Chester stumbles out of the meth lab after the explosion, he is obviously severely burnt as evidenced by his face. Yet the white embroidery on his black leather vest is undamaged in any way. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Two Time Girl 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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