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The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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8,820 Ratings

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Ireland, United Kingdom, 2017
Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

Steven, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon, presides over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife, Anna, and two exemplary children. Their lives take a dark turn when Martin—a fatherless teen Steven has quietly taken under his wing—starts insinuating himself into the family’s life.

Synopsis

Steven, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon, presides over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife, Anna, and two exemplary children. Their lives take a dark turn when Martin—a fatherless teen Steven has quietly taken under his wing—starts insinuating himself into the family’s life.

Our take

It was only a matter of time before Yorgos Lanthimos tipped the caustic ironies of Dogtooth into full-blown horror. Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer transposes the myth of Iphigenia from ancient Greece to modern America for a devilishly deadpan tale of revenge.