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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (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.

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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

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Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell quickly began working together on The Beguiled (2017) only a few weeks later they wrapped filming on this film. Both films would go on to be in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and both would win awards in the official competition ("The Beguiled" won the Directing award for Sofia Coppola while "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" shared the Screenplay award with Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here (2017)). See more »

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Surgeon's Wife: What a charming boy.
Surgeon: Isn't he?
Surgeon's Wife: Yes, very. How did his father die?
Surgeon: Car crash. Driving home. Smashed it into a pole. Killed instantly.
Surgeon's Wife: How long have you known him?
Surgeon: Quite some time. He was a patient of mine. Years ago.
Surgeon's Wife: Did you go to the funeral?
Surgeon: I did go. Yes.
Surgeon's Wife: Why didn't I go with you?
Surgeon: I think I told you about it. But you were busy or something.
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Michael Haneke's Sophie's Choice... or Stanley Kubrick's Happiness?!
21 September 2017 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Neither. This is a Yorgos Lanthimos joint all the way. But it's as powerful and piercingly original as a work of the aforementioned masters.

The premise isn't as intriguing or clever as The Lobster, but the execution, oh boy... is even better. A horrific black comedy, a nail-biting thriller, and a compelling moral tale all at once. The entire cast is superb, but Barry Keoghan will be a star. Between this and Dunkirk, it's his year.

Go watch it on the big screen. Experience it, then see it again, and let its brilliance wash over you. I don't say this often, but to me, this is an instant classic.


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