The Sacrifice

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The Sacrifice ★★★ 1986 (PG)

Tarkovsky's enigmatic final film, released after his death. Deals with a retired intellectual's spiritually symbolic efforts at selfsacrifice in order to save his family on the eve of a nuclear holocaust. Stunning cinematography by Nykvist. Acclaimed, but sometimes slow going; not everyone will appreciate Tarkovsky's visionary spiritualism. In Swedish and Russian with English subtitles. 145m/C VHS, DVD . FR SW Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Valerie Mairesse, Allan Edwall, Gudrun Gisladottir, Sven Wollter, Filippa Franzen; D: Andrei Tarkovsky; W: Andrei Tarkovsky; C: Sven Nykvist. British Acad. '87: Foreign Film.

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