Scene from the film The Bloody Child
Scene from the film The Bloody Child
Scene from the film The Bloody Child
Share via
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

The Bloody Child

  • United States
Audio Tracks 

A young US Marine, recently back from the Gulf War, was found digging a grave for his murdered wife in the middle of the California Mojave. Inspired by this real event, Menkes turns the man’s arrest—a single moment in time—into a harrowing hallucinatory journey. Shot in North Africa and 29 Palms, California, The Bloody Child brings together Marines from Operation Desert Storm, playing themselves, with text from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to create a brutal and profound look at the desolation of violence.

This film is not currently online :(

Sorry, this film is not available in your country.


  • Original Title
    The Bloody Child
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Tinka Menkes, Russ Little, Robert Muller, Jack O’Hara, Sherry Sibley
  • Cinematography
    Nina Menkes
  • Editing
    Nina Menkes, Tinka Menkes
  • Runtime
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Sign up to receive regular updates on our film program:

By signing up for the newsletter, I hereby consent to receiving commercial communications by electronic means and to all relevant personal data processing required for the purpose of sending the Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. newsletter. I hereby confirm that I have read and familiarized myself with the Principles of Personal Data Processing and that I consent to the text therein. I also hereby acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.

Poslat svému Junioru