Hanway Films

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer 


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Director
Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers
Efthimis Filippou
Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast
Colin Farrell
Nicole Kidman
Barry Keoghan
Raffey Cassidy
Alicia Silverstone      

Producers
Ed Guiney
Yorgos Lanthimos

Executive Producer
Andrew Lowe

Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a longforgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.