The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

The strange relationship between a cardiac surgeon and a 16-year-old boy portends a terrifying sacrifice, in this supernatural thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER).

Time & Tickets

Yorgos Lanthimos has been an established darling of arthouse cinema since his wildly imaginative feature DOGTOOTH (2009). His subsequent films ALPS and THE LOBSTER further expanded the eerie blend of wild surrealism and psychological thriller. With THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Lanthimos puts his sophisticated technical bravado to work in the service of a hypnotic, oddball horror whose title and story reach back for inspiration to Greek tragedy.
Steven Murphy is a cardiac surgeon who develops a paternal friendship with a 16-year-old named Martin. Over time Steven introduces Martin to his wife and two children. The boy, determined to ingratiate himself into this unfamiliar new family, becomes something like an adopted son. It’s not long before things start to get strange – very strange – and the plot of Euripides’ play IPHIGENIA IN AULIS makes its entrance. (source:

Yorgos Lanthimos, UK, Ireland, 2018, 90 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone.