THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

By Yorgos LANTHIMOS

ELEMENT PICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • IRELAND, USA, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 151 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yorgos LANTHIMOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Yorgos LANTHIMOS, Efthymis FILIPPOU
    • Producer(s)
    • Ed GUINEY (ELEMENT PICTURES), Yorgos LANTHIMOS
    • Synopsis
    • Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon ofworld-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent. Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’slife in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Stevenwith a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.