30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Killing of a Sacred Deer United Kingdom, Ireland 2017 | 109 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Yorgos Lanthimos

Since his film Dogtooth (2009), YORGOS LANTHIMOS (*1973) has been recognized as a powerful, idiosyncratic voice in European genre cinema. The Lobster (2015) was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay and was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG, as was his last film The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

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Steven (Colin Farell) and Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their sons Bob and Kim seem to be the perfect family: she is head of an eye clinic, he a heart successful surgeon. They live in a beautiful house, they would appear to have everything. But beneath the immaculate surface trouble begins to brew when 16-year old Martin enters their lives. The teenager from a humble background makes friends with Steven and tries to pair him off with his mother. When the plan fails, he puts a curse on Steven's family. The Killing of a Sacred Deer was inspired by the Iphigenia myth and uses metaphysical elements to pursue the question of guilt and atonement. The film won the prize for best screenplay at Cannes.
Original title: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp
Producer: Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe
Director of Photography: Thimios Bakatakis
Production Design: Jade Healy
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Alamode Film oHg
World Sales: HanWay Films
Production: Element Pictures
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