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The Killing of a Sacred Deer ()


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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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Dr. Larry Banks
Herb Caillouet ...
Ed Thompson (Hospital Director)
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Matthew Williams
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Kim Murphy
Denise Dal Vera ...
Mary Williams
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Steven Murphy
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Martin
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Anna Murphy
Drew Logan ...
Principal
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Martin's Mother
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Bob Murphy
Michael Trester ...
Elderly Man
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Doctor (Abdominal)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dylan Keith Adams ...
Doctor at Conference and Event Dinner (uncredited)
Michael Lee Bailey ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
Bryant Bentley ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Braden ...
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John E. Brownlee ...
Coastal Walker (uncredited)
Charles P. Chambers ...
Banquet Attendee (uncredited)
Shuo Chen ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
Juliane Collins ...
Visitor (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Restraunt Patron (uncredited)
Laura Dejean ...
Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Visiting Consultant (uncredited)
Richard Doone ...
Hospital Visitor / Dinner Attendee (uncredited)
Donnie Dunn ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
George W. Ellerman ...
Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Kathleen Ellerman ...
Medical Conference Guest (uncredited)
Shawn P. Farrell ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
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Visiting Consultant (uncredited)
Sammy Geroulis ...
Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
John W. Harden ...
Conference Guest / Paramedic (uncredited)
Jennifer Henson ...
Doctor's Wife (uncredited)
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Janitor (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
Tessa Loxley ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
Gary Maloney ...
Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Rachael Mcadams ...
Conference Attendance / Nurse (uncredited)
Harry McCane ...
Patient (uncredited)
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Medical Consultant (uncredited)
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Doctor at Banquet (uncredited)
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Nurse / Medical Conference attendee (uncredited)
David Pittinger ...
Student's Dad (uncredited)
Derek Polen ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Patient / Fisherman (uncredited)
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Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
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Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
Aaron Pullins IV ...
Medical Conference Attendee (uncredited)
K.D. Richardson ...
Cafeteria Visitor (uncredited)
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Hospital Security (uncredited)
Alex Rogers ...
City Bus passenger (uncredited)
Steven Schraub ...
Medical Conference Guest (uncredited)
Brian D. Schroeder ...
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Nathaniel Sizemore ...
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Christina Sparks ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Steven Terry Walker ...
Cardiologist at Conference (uncredited)
Margot Westermen ...
Conference Guest (uncredited)
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Open Heart Patient on Table (uncredited)

Directed by

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Yorgos Lanthimos

Written by

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Yorgos Lanthimos ... (written by) and
Efthymis Filippou ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Will Greenfield ... co-producer
Ed Guiney ... producer
Nicki Hattingh ... executive producer
Paula Heffernan ... co-producer
David Kosse ... executive producer
Yorgos Lanthimos ... producer
Sam Lavender ... executive producer
Andrew Lowe ... executive producer
Amit Pandya ... executive producer
Keith Potter ... executive producer: Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board
Anne Sheehan ... executive producer
Marie Gabrielle Stewart ... executive producer (as Marie-Gabrielle Stewart)
Kamen Velkovsky ... associate producer
Peter Watson ... executive producer
Atilla Salih Yücer ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Thimios Bakatakis

Film Editing by

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Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Editorial Department

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Charlotte Barnes ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Sara Buxton ... assistant colourist
Maria Chamberlain ... digital intermediate assistant colourist
Charlotte Chapman ... post production trainee
Tom Corbett ... digital film bureau
Georgina Cranmer ... digital intermediate assistant
Sinéad Cronin ... on-line editor
Dan Crussell ... rushes colorist
Rob Farris ... head of production: goldcrest post-production
Gianluca Ferrari ... digital film bureau
Adam Glasman ... additional digital colorist
Neil Harrison ... senior digital intermediate administrator
Lawrence Hook ... digital intermediate assistant
Nigel Horn ... laboratory contact
Edward Johns ... digital film bureau
Conor Mackey ... first assistant editor
Patrick Malone ... digital intermediate head of department
Mark Neale ... first assistant editor
Clive Noakes ... laboratory contact
Alexander Phillips ... digital film bureau
Rob Pizzey ... digital colourist
Gordon Pratt ... digital film bureau
Finlay Reid ... digital film bureau
Laurent Treherne ... digital film technical supervisor
Jonathan Collard ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Francine Maisler
D. Lynn Meyers

Production Design by

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Jade Healy

Art Direction by

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Daniel Baker

Set Decoration by

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Holly Fisk
Adam Willis

Costume Design by

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Nancy Steiner

Makeup Department

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Jodi Byrne ... makeup artist
David Greathouse ... special makeup effects artist
Crystal Lewis ... hair stylist
Tina Roesler Kerwin ... makeup department head
Kelvin R. Trahan ... hair department head
Anna Maria Reyer ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Anna Richardson ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tanya Tieman ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Andrea Vieth ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Emily Kacere ... unit production manager
Verity Wislocki ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Will Rimmer ... second second assistant director
Peter Wolf ... second assistant director
Atilla Salih Yücer ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Amy Cluxton ... assistant property master
Samantha Drake ... art department production assistant (as Sam Drake)
Blair Gibeau ... lead scenic
Claire Gryce ... production assistant
Shelby Hamet ... on set dresser
Brett P. Jackson ... set dresser
Patrick Jackson ... assistant property master
Brock Komon ... set dresser
Ráchel Lowery ... set dresser
Jennifer Puckett ... set dresser
Michael Reuter ... set dresser
A. Patrick Storey ... property master
Ryan Tudor ... set dresser
Christopher Walters ... leadman (as Chris Walters)
Drew Wills ... artwork/graphic designer
David Wilson ... set painter

Sound Department

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Max Behrens ... second assistant sound effects editor
Niall Brady ... supervising dialogue editor
Steve Browell ... sound effects editor
Johnnie Burn ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Simon Carroll ... first assistant sound editor / sound effects editor
Andrea Checcacci ... dubbing mixer
Ed Downham ... sound effects editor
Caoimhe Doyle ... foley artist
Ken Galvin ... dialogue mixer
Geoff Maxwell ... sound mixer
Jean McGrath ... foley mixer
Brendan Rehill ... foley editor
Jonathan Reynolds ... assistant foley artist
Ashley Smith ... sound mixer
Kathie Talbot ... sound and vocal design: trailer
Chris Welcker ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Richard Fike ... pyrotechnician
John Kloock ... pyrotechnics assistant

Visual Effects by

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Ed Bruce ... visual effects supervisor
Denny Cahill ... digital compositor
Kenneth Coyne ... visual effects producer: Screen Scene
Vadim Draempaehl ... 3d artist
J.R. Gringo ... visual effects data i/o
Timothy P. Jones ... digital film bureau
Julien Martins ... digital compositor
Matthew Merkovich ... matchmove artist (as Matt Merkovich)
Laura Murphy ... visual effects production assistant
Nicholas Murphy ... visual effects supervisor: Screen Scene
John O'Riordan ... graphic designer
Rob Pizzey ... digital colourist
Yanko Slavov ... matchmove artist
Piotr Swigut ... digital matte painter
David Thomas ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Richard Fike ... stunt coordinator
John Kloock ... utility stunts
Kitt Lashley ... stunt driver (as Kristopher Lashley)
John Sundquist ... assistant stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dylan Algie ... electrician
Joseph Arena ... steadicam operator
Benedict Baldauff ... "a" camera second assistant
Travis Cleary ... assistant camera: additional
Richard S. Crumrine Jr. ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Russ Faust ... gaffer
Jeff Fisher ... key grip
Matt Fleischmann ... steadicam operator
T.S. Green ... additional electric
Jordan C. Kadovitz ... key hd video assist
Matthew Legner ... additional grip
Scott Lipez ... best boy electric
Randy Miller ... rigging electric
Joey Morrissey ... additional electrician
Atsushi Nishijima ... still photographer
Chris Salamone ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Michael Salamone ... best boy grip
Dave Schwandner ... grip
Trisha Solyn ... film loader
Cory Stambler ... first assistant camera
Thomas William Vincent ... electrician: additional
Brian Whitlock ... electrician
Michael Wooten ... second assistant camera
John Zanardelli ... grip

Casting Department

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Sarah Dowling ... Texas casting search
Kathy Driscoll ... casting associate
Ashley Hallford ... regional casting assistant
Kathryn J. Hatam ... casting assistant
Ben Raanan ... casting assistant
Lauren Richer ... casting assistant
Molly Rose ... casting assistant
Becca Schall ... extras casting
Amber Wakefield ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jessica Hafer ... additional set costumer
Jaclyn Laravie ... key costumer
Chelsea Ostrow ... costume assistant
Claudia Sarbu ... assistant costume designer
Monica Skrzelowski ... additional set costumer

Location Management

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Jacob Berry ... location assistant
Chase Dunnette ... location assistant
Sam Garvey ... location scout
Kevin McCane ... assistant location manager
Casey Shelton ... location scout
Jane Streeter ... location manager
Michael Woodruff ... location scout

Music Department

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Johnnie Burn ... music editor (as Burn)
Simon Carroll ... music editor (as Carroll)
Sarah Giles ... music supervisor
Yorgos Mavropsaridis ... music editor (as Mavropsaridis)
Nick Payne ... music supervisor
Jo Thompson ... singing coach: Raffey Cassidy

Transportation Department

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Sheryl Anderson ... driver
Paul Blair ... driver
Greg Faucett ... transportation coordinator
Brian Hinkle ... driver
John R. Holt Sr. ... driver
Brandon Leach ... driver
Bill Lloyd ... driver
Steve Marczika Jr. ... driver
Lloyd McMullen ... driver
Craig Metzger ... transportation captain
Ralph Metzger ... driver
Wade Napier ... driver
Dennis Neaubauer ... driver
Julianne Rudisell ... driver
Darryl J. Scott ... driver: cast
Gina Son ... driver: cast
Rick Whaley ... driver

Other crew

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Adam Banks ... assistant: Mr Guiney, US
David Baral ... tax consultant: US
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Chad Boggs ... stand in: Colin Farrell
Rj Bryant ... stand-in: Barry Keoghan
Rachel Burson ... set production assistant
Mark Byrne ... head of business affairs: Element Pictures
Laura Chapnick ... epk director
Anna Chettle ... senior sales manager: Hanway
Lauren Claret ... production accountant
Phil Clark ... visual researcher
Fiona Collins ... assistant: Mr Lowe, Ireland
Keaton Cook ... stand in for sonny suljic
Sheryl Crown ... head of development: New Sparta Films
Quentin Dallemagne ... production finance: Cofiloisirs
Rebecca Daly ... post production accountant
Sarah Dillon ... production and development executive: Irish Film Board
Harry Dixon ... head of finance: Film4
Danny Downing ... stand-in: surgeon
Katie Dwertman ... production secretary
Claudine Farrell ... co-manager: Mr Farrell
Katie Ferchen ... Production Intern
Richard Fike ... armorer
Pamela Ford ... key craft service
Belle Francisco ... script supervisor
Austin Gage ... intern
Chiara Gelardin ... For Hanway Films
Alex Ghaffari ... assistant: Mr Farrell
Allison Gingerich ... stand in: Nicole Kidman
Rich Glisson ... set medic
Jessica Gorman ... production legal services: Philip Lee Solicitors
Emily Grant ... intern
Josh Green ... Production Associate: New Sparta Films
Tom Grievson ... head of marketing & distribution: Hanway
James Hickey ... chief executive: Irish Film Board
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Ruth Hodgson ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Megan-Kate Hoover ... animal trainer
Rae Hunt ... stand-in: Surgeon's Wife
Tracey Josephs ... head of production: Film4
Jonathan Kelly ... production legal services: Philip Lee Solicitors
Justin Kelly ... head of business & legal affairs: Hanway
Steve Koller ... production assistant
Elizabeth Kormanova ... business affairs executive: Hanway
Jeff Kreller ... chef
Mark Lane ... director of sales: Hanway
Jessica Lewis ... assistant craft service
Jeff Love ... cast security
Dominique Malet ... production finance: Cofiloisirs
Vasilis Marmatakis ... graphic design
Victoria McDevitt ... basecamp production assistant
Teresa McGrane ... deputy chief executive: Irish Film Board
Donnchadh McNicholl ... senior business affairs executive: Film4
Isabelle Miller ... subtitles: French
Mary Elizabeth Monda ... assistant: Mr Greenfield
Carlos Morales ... head chef
Taylor Morgan ... production coordinator
Carl Murray ... set medic
Cassius Nielson ... sous-chef
L. Crawford Norman III ... production assistant
Emma Norton ... head of development: Element Pictures
Trevor O'Neal ... production assistant
Oisín O'Neill ... legal and business affairs executive: Irish Film Board
Emer O'Shea ... senior production coordinator: Element Pictures
Jacqueline Oka ... office intern
Dennis Patel ... intern
Abigail Payne ... legal adviser: New Sparta Films, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
Frederic Perrin ... caterer
Anthony Pesce ... additional set production assistant
Brittany Picard ... stand-in
Nick Pirrmann ... production assistant
Kristen Plummer ... assistant: Ms Kidman
Niamh Plunkett ... assistant: Mr Guiney, Ireland
Charles Poole ... stand-in
Leonie Quinn ... finance manager: Element Pictures
Manuel Ramos ... chef assistant
Cara Ratterman ... intern
Daniel Rbibo ... insurance services
Ina Remme ... assistant: Mr Guiney, post production
Emma Robinson ... unit publicity
Jonathan Rutter ... unit publicity
Hannah Saunders ... marketing & distribution manager: Film4
Anton Schaffner ... travel coordinator
Morgan Schlosser ... first assistant accountant
Allison Scott ... assistant: Mr Lanthimos, US
Emma Scott ... production & distribution manager: Irish Film Board
Jeff Seemann ... production assistant
Daisy Seymor ... assistant: Ms Kidman
Christopher Simon ... Head of Production: New Sparta Films / head of production: New Sparta Films
Lily Slydel ... development and acquisitions coordinator: New Sparta Films
Sue Bruce Smith ... head of commercial and brand strategy: Film4
Kaya Ozan Sorak ... key set production assistant
Ozan Sorak ... key production assistant
Jan Spielhoff ... chief operating officer: Hanway
Christopher Spurgeon ... head of finance: New Sparta Films
Katrina Stagner ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Kelly Stultz ... payroll accountant
John Sundquist ... assistant: armorer
Simone Talfourd ... senior marketing & distribution manager: Hanway
Ory Tilford ... set production assistant
Laurent Treherne ... commercial director
Annette Waldron ... chief operating officer: Element Pictures
Rowena Wallace ... assistant: Mr Lanthimos, post production
Debbi Wolary ... set teacher
Chelsea Wullenweber ... office production assistant
Tim Young ... Production Assistant

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Sarah Green ... thanks
Ariane Labed ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Mise à mort du cerf sacré (France)
  • El sacrificio de un ciervo sagrado (Spain)
  • El sacrificio del ciervo sagrado (Venezuela)
  • El sacrificio del ciervo sagrado (Argentina)
  • El sacrificio del ciervo sagrado (Peru)
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  • 121 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Jane Fonda/Nicole Kidman/Colin Farrell/Bryan Cranston/Matt Lucas/Niall Horan (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Stabat Mater D383: I. Jesus Christus schwebt am Kreuzel (Chor) See more »
Quotes Bob Murphy: [to Martin] Have you got hair under your arms yet?
Martin: Yes.
[pause]
Kim Murphy: I've just got my first period.
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