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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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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.

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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.

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R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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3 November 2017 (USA)  »

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Mise à mort du cerf sacré  »

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$115,120 (North America) (22 October 2017)
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Heart surgery scenes in the film are real. They were filmed during an operation on a real patient who was undergoing quadruple bypass surgery which Colin Farrell actually attended. See more »

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Anna Murphy: Everything will be alright, you'll see. Trust me.
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Weird but fascinating -- and brilliantly acted
18 November 2017 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

It's sick and unreliable. It's not in any way a nice view. After one hour or so, it makes you wish it will soon end. It doesn't. In fact it goes on and on, getting worse and worse - and it's fascinating and brilliantly acted by Keoghan, Kidman and Farrell.

Yorgos is quite a sick man and I'm not sure what he wants to do. However, 5 days after watching it, it's still growing on me and several scenes will haunt me for a long time. I'm not sure it's all good, but it does something with me. It leaves marks. Also, it holds the most authentic portrayal of medical care and hospital environments I've ever seen in a film.

Letterboxd: Mårten Larsson (Morten_5).


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