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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel. A woman looks back on her son's childhood after he commits an act that damages their community and relationship forever.

Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community. Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility. Did she ever love her son? And how much of what Kevin did was her fault?

1 hour, 52 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Dec 2019 21:30


Role Contributor
Eva Khatchadourian Tilda Swinton
Franklin John C Reilly
Kevin as a Teenager Ezra Miller
Director Lynne Ramsay
Kevin, aged 6-8 Jasper Newell
Kevin as a Toddler Rocky Duer
Celia Ashley Gerasimovich
Wanda Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Colin Alex Manette
Soweto Kenneth Franklin
Smash Lady Leslie Lyles
Al Paul Diomede
Writer Lynne Ramsay
Writer Rory Stewart Kinnear
Author Lionel Shriver
Producer Jennifer Fox
Producer Luc Roeg
Producer Robert Salerno


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