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Sacrifice (1986)

Sacrifice (1986)

Erland Josephson
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Cast: Erland Josephson
Erland Josephson
, Susan Fleetwood
Susan Fleetwood
, Allan Edwall
Allan Edwall
Andrei Tarkovsky
Sacrifice (1986)

Sacrifice (1986)

Erland Josephson
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Cast: Erland Josephson
Erland Josephson
, Susan Fleetwood
Susan Fleetwood
, Allan Edwall
Allan Edwall
Andrei Tarkovsky

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

The Sacrifice, director Andrei Tarkovsky's final film, begins in Bergmanesque fashion on a small, remote island, where friends and family gather for drama critic Alexander's (Erland Josephson) birthday celebration. The revelry is interrupted by a radio announcement: World War III has begun, and Mankind is only hours away from utter annihilation. Each of the guests reacts differently to the news: the most dramatic response is Alexander's, who promises God that he'll give up everything he holds dear--including his beloved 6-year-old son -- if war is averted. Allan Edwall, a local mailman with purported mystical powers, offers to intervene with the Creator on Josephson's behalf. The Sacrifice is so dependent upon its visuals and overall mood that any attempt at a detailed synopsis would be woefully inadequate. The willingness of Tarkovsky's protagonist to forego all his possessions may well have sprung from the cancer-ridden director's awareness that he, too, would soon be giving up everything to face his Maker. The Sacrifice won four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Grand Prix.


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Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2018
UPC: 0738329230227
Original Release: 1986
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:26:00
Sales rank: 16,152

Special Features

Booklet with excerpts from Andrei Tarkovsky's diaries (courtesy of Seagull Books) and an essay by film scholar Robert Bird; Disc 1 (Blu-ray): Audio Commentary by Layla Alexander-Garrett, Tarkovsky's translator on the set of The Sacrifice; Interview with Michal Leszczylowski, Co-Editor of The Sacrifice and Director of Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky; Disc 2 (DVD): Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, a documentary on the making of The Sacrifice (102 minutes); Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Erland Josephson Alexander
Susan Fleetwood Adelaide
Allan Edwall Otto
Gudrún Gísladóttir Maria
Valérie Mairesse Julia
Filippa Franzen Marta
Tommy Kjellqvist Little Man
Sven Wollter Victor

Technical Credits
Andrei Tarkovsky Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Anna Asp Art Director
Arne Carlsson Cinematographer
Katinka Farago Producer
Florence Fouquier Makeup
Lisbet Gabrielsson Producer
Kjell Gustavsson Makeup
Lars Hoglund Special Effects
Michal Leszczylowski Editor
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Lars Palmqvist Special Effects
Inger Pehrsson Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Roberts Special Effects
Watazumido Shuoo Score Composer
Svenska Stuntgruppen Special Effects
Lasse Summanen Editor
Johan Toren Special Effects
Anna-Lena Wibom Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Sacrifice
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:44]
2. Chapter 2 [11:55]
3. Chapter 3 [10:27]
4. Chapter 4 [10:01]
5. Chapter 5 [10:21]
6. Chapter 6 [9:30]
7. Chapter 7 [9:51]
8. Chapter 8 [5:58]
9. Chapter 9 [13:53]
10. Chapter 10 [10:44]
11. Chapter 11 [:01]

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