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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Dr. Larry Banks
Herb Caillouet ... Ed Thompson (Hospital Director)
... Matthew Williams
... Kim Murphy
... Mary Williams
... Steven Murphy
... Martin
... Anna Murphy
Drew Logan ... Principal
... Martin's Mother
... Bob Murphy
Michael Trester ... Elderly Man
... Doctor (Abdominal)
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After the untimely death of 16-year-old Martin's father on the operating table, little by little, a deep and empathetic bond begins to form between him and the respected cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Steven Murphy. At first, expensive gifts and then an invitation for dinner will soon earn the orphaned teenager the approval of Dr Steven's perfect family, even though right from the start, a vague, yet unnerving feeling overshadows Martin's honest intent. And then, unexpectedly, the idyllic family is smitten by a fierce and pitiless punishment, while at the same time, everything will start falling apart as the innocents have to suffer. In the end, as the sins of one burden the entire family, only an unimaginable and unendurable decision that demands a pure sacrifice can purge the soul. But to find catharsis, one must first admit the sin. Written by Nick Riganas

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R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$115,120, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

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$2,291,901, 28 December 2017
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Heart surgery scenes in the film are real. They were filmed during an operation on a real patient who was undergoing quadruple bypass surgery which Colin Farrell attended. See more »

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Anna Murphy: Can you do something to put an end to all of this?
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Even worse than The Lobster
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you're a fan of The Lobster then you'll probably love this. I'm not so when into this with reservations. My wife and I hated it. At the end of the movie we looked at each other and said "what was that all about". As far as I can see the movie had no point and to have your actors be as stilted and wooden as they possibly could be really made it worse. Yes I know it was a revenge story but the characters were so boring it made it a real slog to get through. As I said to my wife while I usually like to adhere to the 3 strikes and you're out in this case 2 is more than enough to keep me from ever seeing one if his movies again regardless of how many critics think it's wonderful.


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