The Childhood of a Leader (2015)

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In the aftermath of World War I, seven-year-old Prescott, moves to a large château in France with his German mother and his American diplomat father. While his father attends the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, Prescott engages in a manipulative power struggle with his parents and carers.

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