A psychological thriller with supernatural elements, The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) focuses on a young man with thirst for revenge, a physician who has to make an important decision, and his family who must fight to survive.
Steven and Anna form a perfect family: both are respected doctors, he surgeon, ophthalmologist, have two children, Bob and Kim, and a life surrounded by luxury. On the other hand, Steven binds a friendship with Martin, a fatherless orphan child whom the surgeon will take under his protective wing. However, things will not be how they were before. The adolescent’s attempts to integrate into Steven’s family and bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn. When the actions of the teenager become more and more sinister, Steven’s ideal life begins to fall apart and is forced to make an inconceivable sacrifice.