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In director Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family's domestic bliss. With an original screenplay by Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER also stars Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic and Alicia Silverstone.