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The Sacrifice Review

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Alexander, an academic living contentedly in the country with his young son, is forced to reassess his priorities thanks to the coming of nuclear apocalypse

★★★★

The last film from the late Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky, The Sacrifice centres on Alexander (a superb Erland Josephson), an academic living contentedly in the country with his young son, who is forced to reassess his priorities thanks to the coming of nuclear apocalypse.

Involving and intellectually rich, this examination of modern life and how we choose to live it is a deeply perplexing and very wise film in which Tarkovsky returns to the themes of Andrei Rublev, looking at the place of religion and society in the artist's life.

As involving and intellectually rich as all Tarkovsky's work