Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
  • Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

4.0 4

Cast: Asia Argento, Jimmy Bennett, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse

     
 

Actress and filmmaker Asia Argento directed this faithful screen adaptation of the fictional J.T. Leroy's fictional memoir, which documents a boy's truly harrowing road to adulthood. Jeremiah (Jimmy Bennett) is the seven-year-old son of Sarah (Asia Argento), an unstable and unwed mother who abandoned her son and left him to be raised by foster parents. Jeremiah has… See more details below

Overview

Actress and filmmaker Asia Argento directed this faithful screen adaptation of the fictional J.T. Leroy's fictional memoir, which documents a boy's truly harrowing road to adulthood. Jeremiah (Jimmy Bennett) is the seven-year-old son of Sarah (Asia Argento), an unstable and unwed mother who abandoned her son and left him to be raised by foster parents. Jeremiah has come to love his guardians, and is devastated when Sarah arrives at their doorstep, demanding her child back. Threatening Jeremiah with torture if he tries to run away, Sarah introduces her young son to drugs and encourages her one-night-stand paramours to help "discipline" her son when she feels his behavior is inappropriate. Sarah marries a man named Emerson (Jeremy Renner), but abandons him shortly afterward; Emerson responds by molesting Jeremiah, and soon the child is left in the care of his grandparents (Peter Fonda and Ornella Muti), members of a fundamentalist Christian sect which emphasizes child discipline that's strict to the point of abuse. After three years, Sarah returns with a new husband, Kenny (Matt Schulze), and takes Jeremiah (now played by Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse) with her; Kenny spends most of his time on the road as a trucker, and Sarah supports the family at home as a stripper and a prostitute. Sarah also begins dressing her son is girl's clothing, which excites the perverse appetites of Sarah's latest boyfriend, Jackson (Marilyn Manson); she soon leaves Jackson and pairs off with Chester (Jeremy Sisto), a biker with a dangerous way of making a living. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the "Directors Fortnight" series.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0660200313128
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Commentary track with director Asia Argento and producer Chris Hanley; "JT Under Cover" featurette; New York Film Premiere & party featurette; Multiple Easter Eggs; 5.1 surround sound; US theatrical trailer; Previews; Weblinks

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Asia Argento Sarah
Jimmy Bennett Young Jeremiah
Dylan Sprouse Older Jeremiah
Cole Sprouse Older Jeremiah
Peter Fonda Grandfather
Ben Foster Fleshy Boy
Ornella Muti Grandmother
Kip Pardue Luther
Michael Pitt Buddy
Jeremy Renner Emerson
John Robinson Aaron
Marilyn Manson Jackson
Jeremy Sisto Chester
Matt Schulze Kenny
Lydia Lunch Social Worker
Winona Ryder Psychologist

Technical Credits
Asia Argento Director,Screenwriter
Soo-Jun Bae Co-producer
Max Biscoe Production Designer
Jennifer L. Booth Co-producer
Freddy Braidy Associate Producer
Lilly Bright Executive Producer
Marco Castoldi Score Composer
Christiane Cegavske Animator
Geoffrey Cox Co-producer
Gianluca Curti Associate Producer
Alain de la Mata Producer
Eric Alan Edwards Cinematographer
Eric Edwards Cinematographer
Sam Englebardt Associate Producer
Jennifer Fiedler Asst. Director
Gerry Gershman Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris Hanley Producer
Roberta Hanley Producer
Jane Holzer Associate Producer
Ryan R. Johnson Executive Producer
Francesco Juilland Associate Producer
Naoki Kai Executive Producer
Ara Katz Associate Producer
J.T. Leroy Associate Producer
Kevin Lum Asst. Director
Suzanne Lyons Associate Producer
Alessandro Magania Screenwriter
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Yolanda Markopoulou Associate Producer
Damon Martin Executive Producer
Hamish McAlpine Executive Producer
Jim Mol Editor
Mel Ottenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Kevin Ragsdale Executive Producer
Kate Robbins Associate Producer
Chad Troutwine Executive Producer
Bobby Tuccillo Sound/Sound Designer
Trisha Van Klaveren Executive Producer
Brian Young Producer

Read More

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
1. Mommy [5:41]
2. On the Run [3:38]
3. Stuck With Me [5:09]
4. The Trip [4:52]
5. Growing up Fast [5:49]
6. Restless [4:55]
7. Bad Man [4:54]
8. House of the Lord [4:37]
9. Sanctified [6:26]
10. Truckin' [7:40]
11. Deserted [7:12]
12. Possessed Heart [2:51]
13. Baby Doll [6:36]
14. Coal Play [4:21]
15. Buddy [3:40]
16. Black Fire [3:08]
17. Antidote [8:15]
18. End Credits [5:31]

Read More

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >