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Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, the story was adapted to the big screen by Franco and Vince Joliette. The film stars Scott Haze, Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack.
Child of God tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Haze), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.
Set in a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God is structured in three segments with each segment describing Ballad's ever-growing isolation of from society and social mores.