The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

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Released 2006

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Director:
Asia Argento
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six years 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 lowlife style and is introduced to booze and drugs and mentally, physically and sexually abused by Sarah, her lovers and her religiously fanatic family.

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  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    The performances by all three children are scarily convincing. Still, it's a taxing bit of exploitation, which, although you're glad to know it's a work of fiction, doesn't exactly...

  • 30

    Variety David Rooney

    Though it's decidedly for perverse palates, some kind of cult audience seems assured for this one-note onslaught, which exercises a bizarre fascination despite its excesses.

  • 0

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Viewer discretion is advised, if only because it's well-nigh unwatchable.

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Comedy, Drama, Horror