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The Sacrifice

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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Sweden, France, 1986
Drama, Sci-Fi
      Swedish
      English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Synopsis

News of WWIII breaks out during the festivities of drama critic Alexander’s birthday celebration. With the end of the world nigh, he turns to God and vows to renounce everything near and dear to him, if the war is averted.

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The great Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris, Stalker) passed away at 54 after an all-too-short career. The Sacrifice, completed while he was dying, is one of cinema’s greatest swansongs: a visual tour-de-force, and a heartbreaking goodbye from a father to a son.

Synopsis

News of WWIII breaks out during the festivities of drama critic Alexander’s birthday celebration. With the end of the world nigh, he turns to God and vows to renounce everything near and dear to him, if the war is averted.

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The SacrificeDirected byAndrei Tarkovsky
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1986 | 4 wins including: Best Artistic Contribution
BAFTA Awards
1988 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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