The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Synopsis: Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Director(s): Yorgos Lanthimos
Production: A24
  2 wins & 30 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

But I think the black

one was perfect.

[Anna] I'm worried

it's a little too short.

I'd like it better if

it were below the knee.

You look amazing, however

long or short the dress is.

Tomorrow I'm gonna

bake a lemon cake

and nobody's gonna

eat any of it but you.

- Not even the kids?

- Not even the kids.

Poor kids.

[Anna] Did I tell you

Bob announced the other day

that he wants to be

an ophthalmologist?

[Steven] Yes, you did.

Bob would be a coal miner

if you were one too.

Could you turn on some

more light, please?

General anesthetic?

[Steven] General anesthetic.

How's that?


(eerie music)


Look, I told you, best not

to come to the hospital

- without calling me first.

- I know, you're right.

I'm sorry.

I just wanted to

thank you again.

And to show you my new

strap I got for my watch.

I exchanged the metal

strap for a leather one.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to put you

in this awkward position.


[Steven] Martin.

Come here.

What kind of strap did you get?

- Brown leather.

- Show me.

- It's very nice.

- You think so?

Or are you just saying that?

I really like it.

Next time you want to come

here, please call me first.

You have my number.

It's for your own good.

I might be with a patient or

in surgery, or in a meeting.

There's no point in you waiting

around if I can't see you.

It's for your own good.

- Good morning.

- Good morning, Steven.

I have those test results.

Shall I leave them on your desk?

Please do, yeah, I'll take

a look at them in a minute.

- Great.

- We've got the same watch.

Let me introduce you.

This young man

is one of my

daughter's schoolmates.

I ran into Martin and his

parents at the mall last week.

He told me he's very

interested in medicine.

He wants to be cardiologist.

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Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos (Greek: Γιώργος Λάνθιμος, Giorgos Lanthimos; born 1973) is a Greek film, video, and theatre director, producer and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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