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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)
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Additional Voices (uncredited)
William S. Tribell ...
Shoeshiner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Asia Argento

Written by

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Laura Albert ... (based on the book by) (as J.T. LeRoy)
 
Asia Argento ... (screenplay)
 
Alessandro Magania ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Laura Albert ... associate producer (as J.T. Leroy)
Soo-jun Bae ... co-producer
Jennifer Booth ... co-producer
Freddy Braidy ... associate producer
Lilly Bright ... executive producer
Geoffrey Cox ... co-producer (as Geoff Cox)
Gianluca Curti ... associate producer: in association with Minerva
Lawrence E. Davis ... producer (as Larry Davis)
Alain de la Mata ... producer
Gianfranco De Rosa ... associate producer
Sam Englebardt ... associate producer
Chris Hanley ... producer
Roberta Hanley ... producer
Molly Hassell ... line producer: Los Angeles crew
Al Hayes ... associate producer
Jade Healy ... assistant producer
David Hillary ... co-executive producer
Jane Holzer ... associate producer
Ryan R. Johnson ... executive producer
Francesco Juilland ... associate producer
Naoki Kai ... executive producer
Ara Katz ... associate producer
D. Scott Lumpkin ... supervising producer (as Scott Lumpkin)
Suzanne Lyons ... associate producer
Yolanda Markopoulou ... associate producer
Damon Martin ... executive producer
Hamish McAlpine ... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel ... co-executive producer (as Tim Peternel)
Kevin Ragsdale ... executive producer
Kate Robbins ... associate producer
Chad Troutwine ... executive producer
Mike Upton ... line producer: Los Angeles crew
Tricia van Klaveren ... executive producer
Brian Young ... producer

Music by

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

Cinematography by

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Eric Alan Edwards ... (as Eric Edwards)

Film Editing by

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Jim Mol

Editorial Department

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Jennifer Lane Connolly ... post-production coordinator
Bob Fredrickson ... color timer (as Bob Frederickson)
Sarah Goff ... assistant editor
Anthony Gore ... post-production consultant
Jon Rocke ... colorist: dailies
Perry Suppa ... scheduling

Casting By

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Shannon Makhanian

Production Design by

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Max Biscoe

Set Decoration by

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Nanci Bennett ... (los angeles unit)
Anuradha Mehta ... (as Radha Mehta)

Costume Design by

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Mel Ottenberg

Makeup Department

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D.D. Haze ... makeup: Los Angeles crew
Rob Link ... hair supervisor
Fleur Morell ... makeup: Los Angeles crew
Mike Potter ... hair: Asia Argento's / makeup department head

Production Management

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Jennifer Booth ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Looney ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jennifer Fiedler ... first assistant director
Dóra Hegedûs ... additional assistant director (as Dorottya 'Dorka' Hegedus)
Mitch Kelleher ... second assistant director
Kevin Lum ... first assistant director / key second assistant director
Kim McCray ... second second assistant director (as Kim 'Cookie' McCray)
Christopher Stringfield ... second assistant director (as Chris Stringfield)

Art Department

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Amanda Anderson ... shopper
Joe Arnold ... prop master
Nancy Bennett ... shopper: LA
Albert Cuellar ... paintings by
James Harper ... lead man
John Johnson ... prop assistant
Mark Lempert ... art department assistant
Eden Rountree ... assistant to set decorator
Andrew Witt ... swing

Sound Department

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Felix Andriessens ... ADR mixer
Sandy Berman ... supervising sound editor
Brad Bryan ... boom operator: Los Angeles crew
Ron Coleman ... sound mixer: Los Angeles crew
Sandy Gendler ... sound designer (as Sandy Gendlar)
Austin Hanks ... ADR loop group
Darrell Hanzalik ... dialogue editor (as Darrell Hanzelik)
Travis Howard ... ADR loop group
Stanley Kastner ... re-recording mixer
Kathleen LaGue ... ADR loop group
Mark Luna ... ADR loop group
Donald Lyles ... ADR mixer / foley mixer / re-recording mixer
Yolanda Markopoulou ... foley artist / foley supervisor
Coleman Metts ... production sound mixer: additional photography
Shannon Potter ... ADR mixer / recordist
John Rotondi ... engineering supervisor
Al Samuels ... sound mixer: Los Angeles crew
Christopher Sheldon ... foley artist / supervising sound editor
Amanda Sickler ... ADR loop group
Chip Sickler ... ADR loop group
Steve Sollars ... boom operator: Los Angeles crew
Jamieson Stern ... ADR loop group
Dustin Tuccillo ... boom operator (as Dustin McShane)
Bobby Tucillo ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Ray Bivins ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Drew Redford ... lead compositor: & titles

Stunts

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Doug Bledsoe ... stunt player
Michael Bledsoe ... stunt coordinator
Bob Fisher ... stunt player
Scott Hinson ... stunt double
Thomas Lane ... stunt rigger
Dino Muccio ... stunt player (as Dino Mucci)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Aycock ... grip
Katherine Bomboy ... still photographer
Stephen R. Coli ... electric
Tony Corapi ... gaffer
Kelly Cummins ... second assistant camera
Kelly Curry ... best boy grip
Richard Dees ... electric intern
Reuben Figueroa ... grip
Frank Gray ... camera intern
Roger Herron ... grip
Jerod Hollyfield ... camera intern
Tad Howard ... electric
Michael Jacobson ... best boy electric
Gary Johnson ... electric
Larry Ketchum ... electric
Lee Lenox ... camera intern
Lydia Lunch ... still photographer
Nicole Jannai Martinez ... second assistant camera (as Nichole Martinez)
David Mellow ... camera operator
Yves Montmayeur ... EPK director
Michael Quinn ... electric
Jeff Reed ... grip
Luke Renfro ... camera intern
Ed Richardson ... first assistant camera / second unit director of photography
Frank Ryan ... key grip
David Sedlacek ... camera intern
Dustin Tate ... grip
Mark Viaplana ... still photographer
Pascal-André Villa ... EPK director of photography (as Pascal Andre-Villa)
Manny Villegas ... grip
Caleb Wilson ... electric

Animation Department

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

Casting Department

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Jennifer Goldstein ... casting associate
Juanell Walker ... extras casting: Talent Trek

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amanda Anderson ... wardrobe intern
Jessica Bailin ... wardrobe intern (as Jessika Bailin)
Denny Colliver ... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles crew
Julia Hungerford ... wardrobe intern
Olivia Mori ... assistant costume designer: Tennessee / wardrobe production assistant
Andrea Sweet ... wardrobe supervisor
Selby Van Horne ... wardrobe supervisor: Los Angeles crew

Location Management

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Wes Bennett ... assistant location manager / location assistant
Alex Blagg ... location scout
JoAnn Jolman ... location manager
Deena Kaousias ... locations office production assistant

Music Department

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Gerry Gershman ... music supervisor
Danielle Lindstrom ... music coordinator
Jim Mol ... music editor
Brian Sirgutz ... assistant: to music coordinator
Dante White-Aliano ... composer: additional music (as Dante Adrian-White-Aliano)

Script and Continuity Department

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Tracey Merkle ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Doug Bledsoe ... honeywagon
Ron Bledsoe ... driver
Debbie Bowden ... driver
Dale Lee ... transportation coordinator
James Lee ... honeywagon driver
Cyanne McClairian ... driver
Jeff Miller ... grip truck driver
Mark Moore ... captain
Ted Robertson ... additional transportation
Amy Lynn Young ... driver

Additional Crew

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Brent Almond ... second unit coordinator
Jodie Andradi ... craft service: Los Angeles crew
Walter Bailey ... production intern (as Walter 'Ed' Bailey)
Stephanie Beman ... craft service
Magi Berciano ... paralegal
Kevin Berry ... stand-in
Emily Brobst ... stand-in: Jeremiah
Harry Brooks ... security services
Anne Butch ... production intern
Marty Carlin ... studio teacher: Los Angeles crew
Dave Carlson ... set production assistant
Jennifer Connelly ... assistant to: Roberta Hanley
André Devantier ... caterer: Los Angeles crew
Eric Frittz ... stand-in
Tony Garcia ... head chef: Hollywood Caterers
Jordan Gertner ... production advisor
John Griffin ... key set production assistant
Mitch Harmon ... security services
Jamar Hawkins ... key set production assistant
Jade Healy ... executive: in charge of Muse Production / production coordinator: Los Angeles crew
Dóra Hegedûs ... production coordinator: Los Angeles crew (as Dorottya Hegedus)
Ian Herrin ... production intern
Heather Howard ... assistant accountant
Paul Jaconi-Biery ... set production assistant
Chad Jones ... production assistant
Kara Kemp ... assistant production coordinator
Sarah J. Kennedy ... production intern
Courtney Kitts ... production intern
Kathleen LaGue ... looping group
William Mahaffey ... production intern
Trevor Miller ... Production Video Editor
Mark Moore ... set medic
Don Napoli ... production accountant
Angel Roche ... office production assistant
Eddie Roche ... assistant to: Ms Argento
Phillip L. Rosen ... production legal: Rosen & Anderson, LLP
Chelsea Samples ... production coordinator
Pierre Selinger ... legal: for Wild Bunch & bluelight
Dottie Sharp ... production intern
James Silbers ... production office production assistant
Peter Simovic ... production assistant
Bekka Tabler ... production intern
Angel Thompson ... office production assistant
Laura Torrance ... studio teacher (as Laura 'Sissie' Torrance)
Lorna Umphrey ... assistant to: Chris Hanley
Howard Valentine ... travel manager: Y/A Travel Centers
Melissa Vasalos ... production intern
Carrie Wilksen ... pre-production coordinator
Jeff Williamson ... production intern
Ben Zoltowski ... set production assistant

Thanks

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Tim Armstrong ... the director wishes to thank
Chucj Arnoldi ... the producers wish to thank (as Chuck Arnoldi)
Charlie Barker ... the producers wish to thank
Vincent Besanese ... the producers wish to thank
Max Biscoe ... the director wishes to thank: for being my ally
Chris Campion ... the director wishes to thank
Mike Coffey ... the producers wish to thank: & Logic Networks staff
Mike Cohen ... the producers wish to thank
Albert Cuellar ... the producers wish to thank
Terrie Del Pozzo ... the producers wish to thank
Jean-Yves Escoffier ... for
Rebecca Flores ... the director wishes to thank
Lee Gershuny ... the producers wish to thank
Kim Gordon ... the director wishes to thank (as Sonic Youth)
Bill Henderson ... the director wishes to thank
Jack Hoffman ... the producers wish to thank
Dick Lucas ... the director wishes to thank
Jim Mol ... the director wishes to thank: for being my ally
Mike Myers ... the producers wish to thank
Arline Rodman ... the producers wish to thank
Debra Rodman ... the producers wish to thank: @YOGINI NYC
Norman Rodman ... the producers wish to thank
Lucie Rouart ... the producers wish to thank
Tim Wesley ... the producers wish to thank
Brian Young ... the director wishes to thank

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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)
  • サラ、いつわりの祈り (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Das Herz ist eine hinterlistige Person (Germany)
  • El corazón es mentiroso (Spain)
  • El corazón es engañoso por sobre todas las cosas (Argentina)
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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 Actor Jimmy Bennett claims his costar Asia Argento groomed him during the making of this film before eventually raping him when he was only 17 years old, one year younger than the age of consent in California where the assault allegedly took place. See more »
Goofs When Jeremiah is in the diner pouring sugar into the cereal bowl, the amount of sugar in the bowl changes between shots. 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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