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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Poster

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Heart surgery scenes in the film are real. They were filmed during an operation on a real patient who was undergoing quadruple bypass surgery which Colin Farrell attended.
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The film's title comes from the ending of the tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides.
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Though their characters are two years apart, Raffey Cassidy (Kim) is ten years younger than Barry Keoghan (Martin).
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Colin Farrell admittedly felt nauseous after reading the script for the film.
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Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell began working together on The Beguiled (2017), only a few weeks after they wrapped filming on this film. Both films would go on to be in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and both would win awards in the official competition ("The Beguiled" won the Directing award for Sofia Coppola while "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" shared the Screenplay award with Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here (2017)).
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During the first diner scene with Steven and Martin, a deer is visible on the wallpaper.
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Bob is the only principal character played by an American (Sunny Suljic), despite the movie taking place in Ohio. Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan are Irish, Nicole Kidman is Australian, and Raffey Cassidy is British.
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The design of many scenes in the film seem to be drawn from Edward Hopper's painting.
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Second collaboration between Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell, the first being The Lobster (2015).
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Acting for the first time in his 67 years, Cincinnati native Michael Trester plays the Elderly Man in a scene with Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Bill Camp at a medical convention banquet.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

A shot panning in towards Bob, just as he begins to get sick, displays a photo of a deer above his head, foreshadowing the ending of the film.
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When Steven visits the school, the principal informs him how Kim received an A+ for her essay on the Tragedy of Ipheginia. This film draws influences and story elements from the same tragedy.
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Martin's favorite movie is Groundhog Day (1993) in there, the protagonist tried in vain, a lot of times, to save the life of an elderly man. Finally he accepted the fate of that man. In a similar way to the resignation about the family's fate of the protagonist in this movie.
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In the meeting at school where Colin Farrell asks which one of his children is the best, a sign facing him on the desk can been seen saying "Do the right thing".
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The restaurant where they meet throughout the movie is the "Blue Jay restaurant". In American folklore the blue jay was considered a servant of the devil. In the meeting at school a cross is seen upside down on a piece of paper. The inverted cross is often used as a symbol of the devil.
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