Call Number: Digital Video
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Duration: 149 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English, Italian, Russian, Spanish
The Sacrifice with English Russian Spanish Italian Swedish Danish Czech Basque Turkish Portuguese Arabic Chinese subtitles is a 1986 Swedish film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. 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. Like 1972’s Solaris, it won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.