The sins of a father poison an entire family in Lanthimos’s twisted moral tale. What unspeakable secret binds a successful heart surgeon and suburban dad (Colin Farrell) to an oddly unsettling 16-year-old boy (Barry Keoghan) with a taste for spaghetti and eye-for-an-eye vengeance? By the time all is revealed, a supernatural curse, some Haneke-style domestic horror, and a wrenching, parent’s-worst-nightmare decision will leave a picture-perfect family broken, bloodied, and barely alive. Blending operatic surrealism with pitch-black comedy, Lanthimos crafts an icily stylized psychological thriller that hits with the force of a Greek tragedy.
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