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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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Drama / Mystery
Runtime: 120 minutes
Rated 18A: sexual content, graphic violence
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Nicole KidmanAlicia SilverstoneColin Farrell

Synopsis: Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children. 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. Director Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is humane and satirical, horrifying and hilarious.    -The Atlantic

An amazingly weird assemblage of notions from Greek mythology and concepts from pessimistic geniuses like Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and Michael Haneke, the film creates something akin to a dreadful dream. -Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Killing of a Sacred Deer never hedges its bets, never takes its foot off the gas. -Richard Roeper