- 03 Nov 17
Irish actors steal the show in this darkly funny tragi-horror.
To watch a Yorgos Lanthimos film is to enter a world with its own unique - and frankly bizarre Ð logic. In his latest movie, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, the world's unique rationale centres on ideas of justice and consequence.
When surgeon and family man Steve (Colin Farrell) is judged to have failed in his duty to protect life, he must make an unthinkable choice to make things right. At once absurd and terrifying, the psychological dread that surrounds Steven's decision-making process results in a deeply unnerving but often uproarious journey.
As the husband and father of two slowly accepts the terrible decision ahead of him, his fear and need for control emerges as cruelty and cowardice, lashing out at his increasingly vulnerable children.