Sacrifice (2016 film)

Sacrifice is a 2016 American thriller film that was written and directed by Peter A. Dowling, and starred Radha Mitchell and Rupert Graves. It was filmed in Ireland, Shetland, Scotland, and New York City.[1] The film is based on the book Sacrifice by Sharon Bolton.

Directed byPeter A. Dowling
Produced byJosef Brandmaier
Gertjan Rooijakkers
Margrit Staerk
Lawrence Steven Meyers
Anne Tweedy
Robert Cullen
Written byPeter A. Dowling
Sharon Bolton
StarringRadha Mitchell
Rupert Graves
Music byBenedikt Brydern
CinematographyDave Grennan
Edited byPhilip Cullen
Distributed byIFC Midnight (USA)
Release date
  • April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States


Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) is an obstetrician who moves together with her husband, Duncan (Rupert Graves), to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the northeast coast of Scotland. Deep within the soil around her new house, Tora finds the body of a girl with runes carved into her skin and a gaping hole in her chest where her heart once was. Neglecting warnings to leave the body alone, Tora uncovers frightening connections to an ancient legend.[2]



According to Neurotic Monkey of Tiny Mix Tapes, "Sacrifice isn’t a bad film, it’s just not a good one. It lacks the twists and turns needed to really sell the ideas at play, which is a shame as there is certainly a good idea for a movie in there. Perhaps if it had been shot with more flair, or had something else to highlight besides the plodding plot, it could be redeemed."[3]


  1. ^ "Sacrifice (II) (2016) : Filming Locations". Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  2. ^ "Sacrifice". IFC Films. Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  3. ^ Neurotic Monkey (2016). "Sacrifice". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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