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The Sacrifice

7.8
6,126
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Original title
Offret
Year
Running time
145 min.
Country
Sweden Sweden
Director
Screenwriter
Andrei Tarkovsky
Music
J.S. Bach
Cinematography
Sven Nykvist
Cast
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Producer
Argos / Svenska Filminstitutet
Genre
Drama | Psychological Drama. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind. In the night of his birthday, the third world war breaks out. In his despair Alexander turns himself in a prayer to God, offering him everything to have the war not happened at all.
Awards
1986: Cannes: Jury Prize, Ecumenical Jury, FIPRESCI, Artistic Contribution (Nykvist)
1987: BAFTA: Best Foreign Language Picture
1986: Seminci: Golden Spike: Best Movie
1986: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film and Actor (Erland Josephson)
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