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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Run Time: 121 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2017

Starring: Barry Keoghan, Bill Camp, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy

Life is good for Dr. Steven Murphy. He lives in the perfect home with his perfect wife (Nicole Kidman) and two children (Sunny Suljic and Raffey Cassidy) in an idyllic American city, but soon perfection will meet its match in the form of vengeance, or rather, a teenage boy (Barry Keoghan) dead-set on upending all he’s worked for. Hypnotic, beguiling, and downright fiendish — in his second collaboration with star Colin Farrell, Yorgos Lanthimos asks: “could you invite evil to dinner?” A nervy torture game from start to finish, this sly genre subversion ratchets the dread up until terror threatens to burn the film from its edges, securing the director’s unimpeachable place as one of cinema’s greatest provocateurs.


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