A Child Is a Wild Thing (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this unusual movie, told in documentary rather than a narrative style, an American professor vacationing with his French wife on an island off the coast of France follows his two-year old boy around and makes comments to the camera about his own love life, his wife's history of abandonment -- which leads to a suffocatingly close relationship with the child -- and so on. He accuses his wife of sleeping with his students, and photographs them all cavorting in the buff.



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