The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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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.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Production: A24
Year: 2017
MetaScore: 73/100
ImdbRating: 7.0
BoxOffice: $1,955,883
Released: 03 Nov 2017
Awards: 4 wins & 48 nominations.

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Dr. Larry Banks - Barry G. Bernson
Ed Thompson (Hospital Director) - Herb Caillouet
Matthew Williams - Bill Camp
Kim Murphy - Raffey Cassidy
Mary Williams - Denise Dal Vera
Steven Murphy - Colin Farrell
Martin - Barry Keoghan
Anna Murphy - Nicole Kidman
Principal - Drew Logan
Martin's Mother - Alicia Silverstone
Bob Murphy - Sunny Suljic
Elderly Man - Michael Trester
Doctor (Abdominal) - Ming Wang
Doctor at Conference and Event Dinner - Dylan Keith Adams
Conference Guest - Michael Lee Bailey
Medical Conference Attendee - Denise Barone
Conference Guest - Lea Hutton Beasmore
Paramedic - Bryant Bentley
Dinner Guest - Braden
Coastal Walker - John E. Brownlee
Banquet Attendee - Charles P. Chambers
Conference Guest - Shuo Chen
Conference Guest - Amy Kay Clark
Visitor - Juliane Collins
Conference Guest - William Cross
Restraunt Patron - Debbie Davis
Medical Conference Attendee - Laura Dejean
Visiting Consultant - Michelle Dobrozsi
Hospital Visitor / Dinner Attendee - Richard Doone
Conference Guest - Donnie Dunn
Medical Conference Attendee - George W. Ellerman
Medical Conference Guest - Kathleen Ellerman
Conference Guest - Shawn P. Farrell
Diner Patron - Megan Chelf Fisher
Visiting Consultant - Robert Gerding
Medical Conference Attendee - Sammy Geroulis
Conference Guest / Paramedic - John W. Harden
Doctor's Wife - Jennifer Henson
Conference Guest - Brian Lamont
Conference Guest - Tessa Loxley
Conference Guest - Dori Lucas
Medical Conference Attendee - Gary Maloney
Patient - Harry McCane
Medical Consultant - Kenneth Meyer
Doctor at Banquet - John Newsom
Nurse / Medical Conference attendee - Michael D Overman
Student's Dad - David Pittinger
Conference Guest - Derek Polen
Patient / Fisherman - Charles Poole
Conference Guest - Michelle Poole
Medical Conference Attendee - Jerry Pope
Medical Conference Attendee - Joanne Popolin
Medical Conference Attendee - Aaron Pullins IV
Cafeteria Visitor - K.D. Richardson
Hospital Security - Matt Ridley
City Bus passenger - Alex Rogers
Medical Conference Guest - Steven Schraub
Diner Patron - Brian D. Schroeder
Hospital Orderly - Nathaniel Sizemore
Secretary - Christina Sparks
Doctor at Conference - Carly Tamborski
Cardiologist at Conference - Steven Terry Walker
Open Heart Patient on Table - William Willet