THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Distribution : Haut et Court

Sales : Hanway Films

An obsequious young man becomes attached to a surgeon and his children to the extent that he begins to interfere in their lives. Little by little, however, his admiration and complicity turn into a veiled threat.

After Dogtooth and The Lobster (Audience Award at the 2015 Strasbourg Festival), Yorgos Lanthimos continues his terrifying exploration of social and family relationships. And like most major filmmakers, he develops from one work to the next a strong identity between formal rigour, chilling distance and black humour. The Greek director is thus building an indefinable filmography with works located within the boundaries of genre cinema and bordering on the fantastic.

Infos

Country: Ireland, UK

Year: 2017

Runtime: 2hr

Version: in English, subtitled in French

Cast & Credits

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Producers: Will Greenfield, Paula Heffernan, Atilla Salih Yucer

Scenario: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

Cinematographer: Thimios Bakatakis

Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Actors: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan