Country: Sweden, France, UK
Translation: russian subtitles
Length: 149 min.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir
At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.
Starring Erland Josephson, it centers on a middle-aged intellectual who attempts to bargain with God to stop an impending nuclear holocaust. The Sacrifice was Tarkovsky's third film as a Soviet expatriate, after Nostalghia and the documentary Voyage in Time, and was also his last, as he died shortly after its completion.
Awards and festivals:
Cannes Film Festival – Best Artistic Contribution, FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
BAFTA Award – Best Foreign Language Film
Valladolid International Film Festival – Golden Spike
Guldbagge Award – Best Film, Best Actor