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thumbnail The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017 USA)

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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell
Genre: Mystery, horror
Duration: 119 mins
Rated R

Taking its titular theme from the myth of Iphigenia, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a wrathful tale of retribution and responsibility transposed from the stages of ancient Greece to the screens of 21st-century cinema. Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, wealthy, slightly world-weary and too fond of a drink, presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) 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.

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