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Het offer (The Sacrifice)

Andrei Tarkovski / SE, FR, GB, 1986 / 143 min.

Andrei Tarkovsky’s last film won three awards at Cannes. Shot in Sweden, the film revolves around Alexander, a former actor and philosopher who turns to God, vouching to give up everything he loves in an attempt to prevent a nuclear war. 4K restoration. 

poster The Sacrifice (Het offer) (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Erland Josephson, the famous Bergman actor, plays the successful dramaturge Aleksandr, who is celebrating his birthday at a country cottage surrounded by friends. In the meantime, the bomb has dropped and the Third World War is imminent. Aleksandr seems to be the only one conscious of the full extent of the disaster and he decides to sacrifice his belongings in the hope god will intervene. Every now and again, the postman drops by eagerly and easily quoting Nietzsche.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearPersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Andrei Tarkovski

Production year

1986

Country

SE, FR, GB

Original title

Offret

Length

143 min.

Language

Swedish, English, French

Subtitles

ENG of NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

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Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. With the Eye Classics series, Eye brings film history even closer. Every week, we screen at least three classics from the collection under one recognisable name: Eye Classics.

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