The killing of a sacred deer

Cleve 2022-04-20 09:01:41

I just watched "The Lobster" a while ago. The director is really good at analyzing human nature. The difference is that "The Death of the Sacred Deer" seems to depict a more universal and profound human nature.

There is no major conflict in the whole film, all the stories seem to be carried out under a white cloth, but there are hidden dangers everywhere. The way the characters talk is very, very calm. They hide their infatuation, petting, panic, anger, and complacency under the calm lake surface. Every time the lake water is disturbed by the rapid violin in the background music, it is creepy.

It's a surreal, almost absurd story, but one that reflects the truest, deepest, and darkest human nature. We hope that we are kind, we try our best to bury our faults, and try to live an ideal life with sincerity and fear, but the evils buried in the past will be disguised as fates that follow our shadows, smashing our peaceful lives.

Everyone in the film has a certain kind of human bloom and struggle. The photography is great, the soundtrack is great, the structure and layers are great, and the story unfolds like a shredded cocoon, step by step to the final tragedy.

The protagonist Steven struggles in the multiple identities of a doctor, a father, and a husband. From the initial guilt, compensation, to worry, panic, to anger, loss of control, and finally to despair and acceptance, he hits more and more heavily in the whole process. own soul. And the people in this family unit, doing what every age group can do for 2/3 of the seats, pushes the tragedy forward with irony and desperation. Steven is faced with a painful choice. Maybe even if his heart is biased, he still hopes to hear a name from someone else's mouth to alleviate his sin, or maybe he needs more trade-offs to help him make a choice. He goes to school I found the children's teachers and asked which of the two children was better if the teacher had to choose. The teacher's inability to make a choice alluded to Steven's heart, putting his contradictions and his struggles to infinity. Steven finally handed over the life and death of the three to a "Russian turntable"-style random shoot, and in the end he failed to push himself to a situation of "choose a relative to kill", which is more cruel than "kill a relative".

Martin was cruel, he experienced the pure pain of the death of a loved one. But his revenge put Steven in an even more tragic situation. In the process of groping in the sway and darkness of human nature and finally losing, what he lost was not only his son, I even felt that he lost everything for the rest of his life. belief.

I guess they are even finally. Martin has no sympathy for Anna kissing his feet, turning a blind eye to Kim's offer to help him escape, bit himself even harder after biting the doctor and saying "Do you" to Steven understand now? It's metaphoric."

I think maybe it's not sympathy or comfort or even compensation that can heal a victim's inner wounds, but that you are in the same pain as me. No, no, it hurts more than me.

So is this a tit-for-tat story, I think in the realm of human nature, it's much more than the fair relationship between the teeth we hypnotize ourselves.

We are more complicated and evil than we think we are, and nothing is more sacred than a vunerable dead soul.

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer quotes

  • Martin: My mom's attracted to you. She's got a great body.

  • Steven Murphy: [about Martin] He's got issues. Serious psychological issues.

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