In the thriller, The killing of the sacred deer, Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman are facing a dilemma.
Somewhere between the psychological thriller, the horror film and the Greek tragedy, The killing of the sacred deer is a powerful and disturbing work that haunts us long after the projection.
Those who have already seen a film by the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos ( Canine ) know that the singular Greek filmmaker is out of the ordinary, especially after his astonishing film of anticipation The lobster, in which singles were quickly to find the soul mate for avoid being transformed into animals. So, with The Killing of the Sacred Deer, his most recent feature film, Lanthimos brings us again into a singular world where the supernatural mixes with black comedy and tragedy, in a stifling climate.
Steven (Colin Farrell), a brilliant surgeon, decides to take under his wing Martin (Barry Keoghan), a teenager whose father died a few months earlier on his operating table. Married to a woman he loves (Nicole Kidman) and father of two, Steven will see his life take a dramatic turn the day his young boy is suffering from a mysterious disease.