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The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Archived: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

director: Yorgos Lanthimos

With: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, a.o.

duration: 109 minutes
Drama, Horror

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

"The rich vein of unsettling darkness and psychological unease that ripples like a treacherous underground stream beneath the absurdist humour of Yorgos Lanthimos' work becomes a brooding requiem of domestic horror in his masterfully realised fifth feature, 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'. Reaching back to classical Greek tragedy, this hypnotic tale of guilt and retribution provides an even more riveting role for Colin Farrell after his collaboration on 'The Lobster'. He's flanked by a never-better Nicole Kidman and a performance of chilling effectiveness from emerging Irish talent Barry Keoghan in a thriller that frequently invites comparison to vintage Polanski." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Yorgos Lanthimos
producer: Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos
screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Cinematography: Thimios Bakatakis
sound: Johnnie Burn

production company: Element Pictures

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: United Kingdom - Ireland
year: 2017

Official site


YORGOS LANTHIMOS (1973): O Viasmos tis Hlois (1995, short), Despina Vandi: Deka Entoles (1997), My Best Friend (2001), Uranisco Disco (2002, short), Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth (2009), Alps (2011), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), The Lobster (2015), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Yorgos Lanthimos

2018:The Favourite
2015:The Lobster


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