Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob and 14-year-old Kim. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.
Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.
"Difficult, provocative, and consistently amusing. Almost perfect." - UK TIMES
"Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimus re-teams with Colin Farrell for another slice of absurdity." - FILMINK AUSTRALIA
"uniformly great performances throughout the cast...one of the most unforgettable films of the year." - ROGEREBERT.COM
"will no doubt appal many and upset all but this is a gripping and off-kilter horror of operatic grandeur, twisted humour and unabashed seriousness." - FINANCIAL TIMES
"The impressive rigor of its craft, the skillfully subdued intensity of the acting, and the startling originality of the story will make it unmissable for anyone who cares about bold filmmaking." - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"As allegories of extreme discomfort go, this one is masterfully orchestrated." - VARIETY
"Lanthimos is brilliant at summoning up a whole created world and immersing us in it" - GUARDIAN
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
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