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Not even Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell can answer the mysteries of 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

Not even Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell can answer the mysteries of 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

An idyllic, picture-perfect American family is torn apart in “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” By what or how — be it a curse, hypnosis, the paranormal, a virus or karma — remains unexplained. And that is what makes it among the most unsettling movies of the year.

The film is the latest uniquely austere, oblique allegory from filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Greek by birth but a London resident for the last six years, Lanthimos was nominated this year for an Oscar for the screenplay of his English language debut, “The Lobster.” His international breakthrough, 2009’s “Dogtooth,” was nominated for the Academy Award for foreign language film.

His latest stars Colin Farrell as...

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