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Many people see the themes of death and apocalypse in the film as an outgrowth of Tarkovsky's own imminent demise, but in fact he had not been diagnosed with the cancer that killed him until after filming was completed. The film is also noted for a famous ending sequence that features [[spoiler:the entire set being burned down]]. Unfortunately, the scene was being shot from a single angle in one long take, and the camera jammed. The production had to request money from the producers to do it all over again (this time with two cameras, though footage from only one was used).

This has no connection with the video game VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}.

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Many people see the themes of death and apocalypse in the film as an outgrowth of Tarkovsky's own imminent demise, but in fact he had not been diagnosed with the cancer that killed him until after filming was completed. The film is also noted for a famous ending sequence that features [[spoiler:the the entire set being burned down]].down. Unfortunately, the scene was being shot from a single angle in one long take, and the camera jammed. The production had to request money from the producers to do it all over again (this time with two cameras, though footage from only one was used).

This has no connection with the video game VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}.
''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}''.


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* AllJustADream: Played with. See MaybeMagicMaybeMundane below.

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* AuthorAvatar / AuthorTract: Many of Alexander's long soliloquies on the state of the modern world are Tarkovsky's own beliefs.

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* BargainWithHeaven: Alexander tries to make one.
* BookEnds: The tree, as well as Bach's ''St. Matthew Passion''.
* ChekhovsGun: Played with and ultimately [[spoiler:averted, although it does serve a purpose]].
* CuteMute: Little Man.

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CuteMute: Little Man.



* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Alexander]].

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* IGaveMyWord: The reason Alexander [[spoiler: stops speaking and burns his house down]].

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* PowerFloats: What happens when [[spoiler:Alexander and Maria have sex.]]

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* PowerFloats: What happens when [[spoiler:Alexander and Maria have sex.]]sex]].



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* YourCheatingHeart: Viktor and Adelaide.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Viktor and Adelaide.Adelaide.
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This has no connection with the video game {{Sacrifice}}.

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This has no connection with the video game {{Sacrifice}}.
VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}.



* PowerFloats: What happens when [[spoiler: Alexander and Maria have sex.]]

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* PowerFloats: What happens when [[spoiler: Alexander [[spoiler:Alexander and Maria have sex.]]


''The Sacrifice'' is the final film by lauded Russian director AndreiTarkovsky, released in 1986.

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''The Sacrifice'' is the final film by lauded Russian director AndreiTarkovsky, Creator/AndreiTarkovsky, released in 1986.


* YourCheatingHeart: Viktor and Adelaide.
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Like all of Tarkovsky's work, questions of faith and existential concerns are central to ''The Sacrifice''. Indeed, the movie was specifically made as a direct homage to IngmarBergman, whose movies trod similar ground. So direct an homage, in fact, that Tarkovsky made use of the Scandinavian director's preferred cinematographer, the famed Sven Nykvist, as well as Bergman's favorite filming location in Sweden and one of his regular leading men, Erland Josephson, to play Alexander.

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Like all of Tarkovsky's work, questions of faith and existential concerns are central to ''The Sacrifice''. Indeed, the movie was specifically made as a direct homage to IngmarBergman, Creator/IngmarBergman, whose movies trod similar ground. So direct an homage, in fact, that Tarkovsky made use of the Scandinavian director's preferred cinematographer, the famed Sven Nykvist, as well as Bergman's favorite filming location in Sweden and one of his regular leading men, Erland Josephson, to play Alexander.


* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Alexander]].



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]



* SceneryPorn: Getting Sven Nykvist to do the cinematography for ''The Sacrifice'' certainly wasn't a bad thing, what with his gorgeous set design, and use of bleach bypass and careful color timing.



* TheOner: Very much integral to Tarkovsky's style; however, the six-minute climactic scene is especially notable.

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* TheOner: Very much integral to Tarkovsky's style; however, this movie has only 115 shots making up its 149 minutes, and its opening, the six-minute climactic scene longest shot to be found in Tarkovsky's filmography, runs for 9:26. To put things in perspective, the famous long take at the beginning of Touch of Evil is especially notable. about a third as long.


Many people see the themes of death and apocalypse in the film as an outgrowth of Tarkovsky's own imminent demise, but in fact he had not been diagnosed with the cancer that killed him until after filming was completed. The film is also noted for a famous ending sequence that features [[spoiler:the entire set being burned down]]. Infamously, Tarkovsky was unhappy with the final result the first time the sequence was shot and had to request money from the producers to do it all over again.

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Many people see the themes of death and apocalypse in the film as an outgrowth of Tarkovsky's own imminent demise, but in fact he had not been diagnosed with the cancer that killed him until after filming was completed. The film is also noted for a famous ending sequence that features [[spoiler:the entire set being burned down]]. Infamously, Tarkovsky Unfortunately, the scene was unhappy with the final result the first time the sequence was being shot from a single angle in one long take, and the camera jammed. The production had to request money from the producers to do it all over again.
again (this time with two cameras, though footage from only one was used).


* StrangeGirl: Maria.

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Alexander when the war announcement is broadcast.


* AuthorAvatar/AuthorTract: Many of Alexander's long soliloquies on the state of the modern world are Tarkovsky's own beliefs.

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* AuthorAvatar/AuthorTract: AuthorAvatar / AuthorTract: Many of Alexander's long soliloquies on the state of the modern world are Tarkovsky's own beliefs.

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* AdultFear
* AsideGlance: Maria gives one as she repeats Adelaide's orders.


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* AuthorAvatar/AuthorTract: Many of Alexander's long soliloquies on the state of the modern world are Tarkovsky's own beliefs.


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* BookEnds: The tree, as well as Bach's ''St. Matthew Passion''.


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* DramaticShattering: The milk pitcher when we first hear the jet fighters go overhead.


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* MoodMotif: The Japanese music that plays on Alexander's stereo.

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