The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos,Efthymis Filippou
  • Countries of origin: Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: November 3, 2017
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: El sacrificio del ciervo sagrado
  • "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is a 109-minute fantasy thriller film produced and distributed by A24 in the United States. The film , directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Colin Farrell , Nicole Mary Kidman , Alicia Silverstone , Raffey Cassidy , Bill Camp, etc., was released on May 22, 2017 in Cannes, France.
    The film tells the story of a successful surgeon trying to integrate a teenager into his family, but as the teenager becomes more and more sinister, he is forced to make unimaginable sacrifices   .


    • Release date November 3, 2017
    • Filming locations Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    • Production companies Element Pictures, A24, Film4

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    • By Lynn 2022-04-22 07:01:23

      objective thinking

      Objective thoughts... Watching Lanthimos's film is a little uncomfortable, I'm Greek, I think the metaphor in "Death of the Sacred Deer" is a person's conscience... People who lose their conscience won't admit it Our own mistakes, so sometimes others represent conscience) Conscience is not necessarily good for us, sometimes it will take revenge! Protesting, hurting people's ego...At that time people generally don't know if these are good or bad things, but after a while they will...

    • By Destany 2022-04-22 07:01:23

      Director Ogland should understand that with a story as weird as this one, the style can go even more extreme.

      But just like "The Lobster", the mismatch between the story and the style, even the hesitation in the telling, and the proliferation of religious symbols make films that could be cooler become less cool. In fact, the essence is still a question of ability. A good idea requires a broader ability to imagine and implement. It's a lot harder than a good idea.

      The story of revenge moves forward in layers, how the characters take each step, and what will happen in the end, all grasp the...

    • By Jennyfer 2022-04-22 07:01:23

      Nothing is more ironic than a heart surgeon

      The fit between the script and reality is self-evident, not the absurd dystopian black comedy of "The Lobster", it is very likely to happen in everyone's life (of course there is no absurd curse)

      The hero has a cowardly and hypocritical heart under the strong ego halo. There is nothing more ironic than a cardiac surgeon. In the film, he abides by the principles of doing things, inflexible manners and speeches, and special hobbies. tragic ending, and it all started because of...

    • By Elmo 2022-04-22 07:01:23

      Siblings compete for favor, leading to family tragedy...

      The film shows that the unfortunate tragedy suffered by the doctor Stephen's family was caused by Martin's curse, but the author personally believes that the real murderer behind the scenes was the act of his sister Kim, who has been competing with his younger brother for favor, but Martin saw that Stephen's daughter was competing with his son for favor. After the relationship, he cleverly used this contradiction to teach Kim to secretly attack his brother Bob, and then threatened Stephen...

    • By Skyla 2022-04-22 07:01:23

      That pair of "father and son" is "lover", the identification is completed

      Yesterday George watched The Death of the Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay at Cannes this year. The film was directed by "The Lobster" director Yorgos Lanthimos, with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidd. Mann starring. The story of "The Death of the Sacred Deer" can actually be summed up as "The Revenge of the Patient's Family". Martin, the son of a patient who died on the operating table, took revenge against his father's chief surgeon "by virtue of" some supernatural power....

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    • By Cyrus 2023-01-27 16:41:49

      I don't know what to say, I don't know what the director wants to express, and the story is extremely boring. The only thing online is...

    • By Gloria 2022-12-11 00:49:35

      A classical masterpiece with excellent temperament and style, Lanthimos successfully transplanted the Euripides-style tragedy into the modern middle-class home, destroying the redemptive justice containing selfish desires with the shaky jade, and the coexistence of doomsday and countercurrent tides ; But it cannot change the established conventions of history, so whether this impersonal evil revenge is "paying tribute" to Artemis or Iphigenia's senseless sacrifice, we don't...

    • By Mae 2022-12-02 12:34:49

      Nicole's noble and fragile beauty is naturally suitable for interpreting the hypocrisy and cowardice of the middle class. It should have been a heart-piercing story, but it was made into a black and strange ascetic style, whether it is the undercurrent of harmony and tranquility, or The unspeakable selfish desires in the clear window make people shudder. The background strings and Nicole's performance are hard to say which is more...

    • By Cathryn 2022-11-21 06:42:59

      Cold and heavy, overhead shot and mirror push, crawling and blood, still the same modern allegory of Lanthimos....

    • By Bo 2022-09-24 05:55:07

      It's not good to see the whole...

    Movie plot

    Steven ( Colin Farrell ) is a cardiac surgeon who looks strong on the outside but weak on the inside. Everything looks fine in his home. He lives with his wife Anna ( Nicole Kidman ), an ophthalmologist , and two children-14-year-old Jim and 12-year-old Bob.
    When Steven died of a medical accident because of his alcoholism, Martin's father suddenly appeared and came to him frequently. Steven tried to get rid of him with gifts and even...
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    In "Death of the Sacred Deer" director Lance Moss set up a triple metaphor, and even directly and deliberately concealed important points in the development of the plot, forcing the audience to use allusions to associate the plot. Such extreme practices also led to a very polarized look and feel of the film.
    Audiences who don’t know much about Greek politics or Greek mythology may be confused when watching "Death of the Sacred Deer",...
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    Movie quotes

    • Martin: He should have come out of that surgery alive, but he died.

    • Student's Dad: The boy is very good at math and physics. Kim is very good at literature and history. They're both a little restless, but they've never been rude to any of the staff.


      Steven Murphy: If you had to choose between them, which would you said is the best?

    • Steven Murphy: I'll bury you in the yard, and you'll rot.


      Martin: If you dig a hole in the yard, better make it a big one.