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The Sacrifice ()

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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 2 nominations.
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Alexander
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Adelaide
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Otto
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Maria (as Guðrún S. Gísladóttir)
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Victor
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Julia
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Marta
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Gossen
Per Källman ...
Ambulansförare
Tommy Nordahl ...
Ambulansförare
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Birgit Carlstén ...
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Jane Friedmann ...
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Martin Lindström ...
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Directed by

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Andrei Tarkovsky ... (as Andrei Tarkovskij)

Written by

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Andrei Tarkovsky ... (scenario)

Produced by

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Anna-Lena Wibom ... producer: Svenska Filminstitutet

Cinematography by

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Sven Nykvist

Film Editing by

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Michal Leszczylowski
Andrei Tarkovsky ... (as Andrei Tarkovskij)

Editorial Department

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Henri Colpi ... consulting editor / supervising editor
Nils Melander ... color timer
China Åhlander ... apprentice film editor

Casting By

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Claire Denis
Priscilla John
Françoise Menidrey

Production Design by

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Anna Asp

Costume Design by

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Inger Pehrsson

Makeup Department

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Florence Fouquier D'Herouel ... makeup artist (as Florence Fouquier)
Kjell Gustavsson ... hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Katinka Faragó ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kerstin Eriksdotter ... assistant director
Michal Leszczylowski ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Jan Andersson ... property master
Gunilla Bandolin ... painter
Jan Eriksson ... carpenter
Teddy Holm ... painter
Kicki Ilander ... assistant property master
Cecilia Iversen ... assistant art director
Harry Klava ... construction coordinator
Kaj Larsen ... construction manager
Martti Malkamaa ... carpenter
Percy Nilsson ... head carpenter
Rolf Persson ... head painter
Bengt Svedberg ... painter

Sound Department

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Christin Loman ... sound mixer
Lars C. Lundberg ... sound effects editor
Bo Persson ... sound recordist
Willie Peterson-Berger ... sound recordist (as Wille Peterson-Berger)
Owe Svensson ... sound mixer / sound
Lasse Ulander ... sound recordist (as Lars Ulander)

Special Effects by

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Lars Höglund ... special effects
Lars Palmqvist ... special effects

Stunts

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Pascal Lopez ... stunt coordinator (1986) / stunts (1986)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Daniel Bergman ... key grip
Arne Carlsson ... still photographer
Ocki Hansson ... grip
Kent Högberg ... electrician
Lars Karlsson ... assistant camera (as Lasse Karlsson)
Dan Myhrman ... assistant camera
Raul Soares ... electrician
Hasse Wallin ... electrician (as Hans Wallin)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carina Dalunde ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Göran Lindberg ... location manager

Other crew

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Aina Bellis ... unit publicist
Agneta Bergenstråhle ... production assistant (as Agneta Jansson)
Layla Alexander Garrett ... interpreter
Puck Jansson ... caterer
Inger Johansson ... unit publicist
Lars-Olof Löthwall ... unit publicist
Andrey Nekrasov ... translator
Nikos Nikolettos ... production assistant
Anne von Sydow ... script supervisor
China Åhlander ... apprentice

Thanks

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Henri Colpi ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind. In the night of his birthday, the third world war breaks out. In his despair Alexander turns himself in a prayer to God, offering him everything to have the war not happen at all. Written by Gert de Boer

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Also Known As
  • The Witch (Sweden)
  • Le sacrifice (France)
  • The Sacrifice (United Kingdom)
  • The Sacrifice (World-wide, English title)
  • The Sacrifice (United States)
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Runtime
  • 149 min
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Trivia The cottage burnt down while the film jammed in the camera and the crew could not reload with new in time, hence it had to be reconstructed and burnt a second time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Matthäus-Passion: Erbarme Dich See more »
Crazy Credits Before end credits: "This film is dedicated to my son Andriosha - with hope and confidence. Andrei Tarkovskij" See more »
Quotes [last lines]
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Gossen: In the beginning was the Word. Why is that, Papa?
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