• The Sacrifice (1986)

The Sacrifice

Release Date: 1986

PG |2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Alexander (Erland Josephson) is celebrating his birthday with family and friends when they receive some stunning news from the radio. World War III has erupted, and the end of the world is near. In order to avert the apocalypse, Alexander makes a bargain with God: He'll give up everything he values in life, including his beautiful home and beloved son (Tommy Kjellqvist). So, when Alexander awakens from this episode, as if from a dream, he sets about doing just that.

Cast: Erland Josephson, Allan Edwall, Susan Fleetwood, Valérie Mairesse, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Sven Wollter, Filippa Franzen, Tommy Kjellqvist

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Josephson & Nykvist HB, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sandrews, Sveriges Television, Argos Films, Film Four International

Keywords: Father, Dark, Wife, Sacrifice, Fascinating, 1980s, Rescue, Son


Winner Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)