The Killing of a Sacred Deer — Trailer


added: Wed, Aug 16th '17

After the critically acclaimed dystopian comedy "The Lobster," cult Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell have once again teamed up for another head-scratcher of a film -- though this appears to be more psychologically ominous than humorous.

In "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," Farrell plays a successful surgeon who, while examining a baffling case of paralysis in children, develops a unique kinship with a strange teenage boy who may or may not be what he appears to be.

"Dunkirk" actor Barry Keoghan co-stars as the teenager, while Nicole Kidman, who just starred with Farrell in Sofia Coppola's Civil War-set thriller "The Beguiled," plays a distraught mother.

Winner of Best Screenplay at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it drew rave reviews, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" also stars Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, and Bill Camp.

The film is slated for an October 27th theatrical release. In the meantime, you can check out the film's debut trailer (above), featuring a creepy a cappella version of Ellie Goulding's song "Burn."

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 long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss.

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.


directed by   Yorgos Lanthimos

starring   Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp

release date   October 20, 2017 (in select theaters)

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