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Original title Offret
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Dialogue
Swedish release 1986-05-09

Cast

Erland Josephson
Alexander

Susan Fleetwood
Adelaide, hans fru

Valérie Mairesse
Julia, hushållerska

Allan Edwall
Otto, brevbärare

Guðrún Gísladóttir
Maria, tjänsteflicka

Sven Wollter
Victor, läkare

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Plot summary

Sacrifice, a reflection on the breakdown of civilisation, was the final film for Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Filmed on the Swedish island of Gotland, Sacrifice featured a...

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Titles

Original title
Co-production title
Swedish release title
International title
Alternative title
Distribution title
Title for Swedish Video release
Title alternative spelling
Title for Swedish DVD release

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Special Effects
Unit Manager
Production Assistant
Casting
Unit Publicist
Camera Operator
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Key Grip
Color Timer
Musical Arrangement
Performer
Assistant Production Designer
Carpenter
Painter
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Driver
Construction Coordinator
Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Translation
Other Crew

Cast

Erland Josephson Alexander
Susan Fleetwood Adelaide, hans fru
Valérie Mairesse Julia, hushållerska
Allan Edwall Otto, brevbärare
Guðrún Gísladóttir Maria, tjänsteflicka
Sven Wollter Victor, läkare
Filippa Franzén Marta, Alexander och Adelaides dotter
Tommy Kjellqvist gossen, Alexander och Adelaides son
Per Källman ambulansman
Tommy Nordahl ambulansman
Tintin Anderzon röst
Helena Brodin röst
Birgit Carlstén röst
Jane Friedmann röst
Martin Lindström röst
Jan-Olof Strandberg röst

Companies

Production Company Faragó Film
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Argos Films SA (i samarbete med)
Film Four International
Josephson & Nykvist Produktion HB
Sveriges Television AB TV2
Sandrew Film & Teater AB
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB from 2012 SFI
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2015
Distributor in Sweden (Video) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1999
Distributor in Sweden (buy video) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 1999
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2004
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB

Plot summary

Sacrifice, a reflection on the breakdown of civilisation, was the final film for Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Filmed on the Swedish island of Gotland, Sacrifice featured a primarily Swedish film team. Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist was behind the lens, while the cast featured Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood and Allan Edwall, amongst others. The film was praised not only in Sweden but also by a wide international audience. No prior film at Cannes had ever been awarded such a vast number of prizes, including the Jury’s Special Prize.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 126137
Date 1986-04-30
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 4072 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 413-503-563-511-534-528-514-506 m.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Sound system Optical mono
Colour system Eastman Color
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 4072 meter
Length in minutes 148 min
Reels 8 rullar


Release dates

Release in Sweden 1986-05-09 Royal Göteborg Sweden 149 min
1986-05-09 Astoria Stockholm Sweden 149 min
1986-05-09 Sandrew 1 Uppsala Sweden 149 min
1986-05-09 Sandrew 1 Västerås Sweden 149 min
1986-05-09 Sandrew Örebro Sweden 149 min
Video release 1999-01 Sweden 143 min
TV showing 1990-05-24 TV2 Sweden 143 min
1991-04-05 TV2 Sweden 143 min
DVD release 2004-01-30 Sweden

Awards

Andreas Award (Norway) Oslo 1987 (för bästa humanistiska ideal)
BAFTA London 1987 (bästa utländska film)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 1987 Best Picture
Stockholm 1987 Best Actor in a Leading Role Erland Josephson (för roller i denna film och i Amorosa)
FIPRESCI Cannes 1986
Epi d'Or Valladolid 1986 (t.m. Mona Lisa)
International Inter-Church Film Center Cannes 1986
Festival Award Cannes 1986 Sven Nykvist (foto; för "bästa konstnärliga insats")
Valladolid 1986 Sven Nykvist (bästa foto)
Prix Spécial du Jury Cannes 1986
Award of the Swedish Association of Film Critics Stockholm 1986 (årets film)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 4065


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm
Length 4054


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm
Length 4061


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 4064


Element type Duplicate negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DVD


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm
Length 4072


Element type Duplicate positive neutral background
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Low contrast print
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording effects
Gauge 17.5 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording
Gauge 17.5 mm


Element type Intermediate audio recording music
Gauge 17.5 mm


Element type Final mix
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Final mix
Gauge 16 mm


Element type Final mix
Gauge DAT


Element type Final mix
Gauge DAT


Element type Final mix
Gauge DAT


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge HDCAM


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DCP


Element type Digitalt tilläggsmaterial
Gauge EXTRAS


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title OFFRET Sacrificatio


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Andrei Tarkovskij OFFRET Sacrificato


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title O SACRIFICIO SACRIFICATIO


Size More than 850 x 1100
Poster title LE SACRIFICE


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title LE SACRIFICE


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title UHRI OFFRET
Tryckeri Interprint Oy


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title OPFER Ein film von Andrej Tarkowskij


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Andrei Tarkovsky's THE SACRIFICE
Tryckeri Litho


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title THE SACRIFICE a film by Andrei Tarkovsky
Designed by Paul Derrick


Poster title (på japanska)


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title (på japanska)
Designed by M. Ogasawara


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title (på japanska)
Designed by M. Ogasawara


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title Le Secrifice


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Dialoglista. Offret. Slutgiltig version.
Extent 49 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The Sacrifice.
Extent 54 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 78 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Sacrificio. Slutgiltig version.
Extent 50s.
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Arbetsmanus. Sacrificio. Andrej Tarkovskij. Översättning scenbeskrivningar: Håkan Lövgren, repliker: Lars-Erik Blomqvist.
Extent Del 1 200 s. Arbets-, snabbmanus, insp. rapp. & polaroider. Del 2 174 s. Scenbeskr. Scriptamanus.
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Arbetsmanus. Sacrificio. Andrej Tarkovskij. Översättning scenbeskrivningar: Håkan Lövgren, repliker: Lars-Erik Blomqvist.
Extent 95 s. + 5 s. korrigeringar.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title The sacrifice. Screenplay by Andrei Tarkovski. Translation: Håkan Lövgren.
Extent 67 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Musikförteckning för Offret Sacrificatio
Extent 1 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title Offret. Av Andrej Tarkovskij. Översättning: Håkan Lövgren.
Extent 53 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Arbetsmanus. Sacrificio. Av Andrej Tarkovskij. Översättning scenbeskrivningar: Håkan Lövgren, repliker: Lars-Erik Blomqvist.
Extent 95 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title Zertvoprinosenie.
Extent 64 s.
Language Russian


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Sacrificio. Slutgiltig version.
Extent 50 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 46 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title Sacrificio. Av Andrej Tarkovkij. Translation Håkan Lövgren.
Extent 67 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The Sacrifice. By André Tarkovsky.
Extent 75 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Sacrificio. Slutgiltig version.
Extent 50 s. + 23 s. footage.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Offret. Av Andrej Tarkovskij.
Extent 49 s. + 9 s. korrigeringar + 8 s. Adelaide - samlad dialog.
Language Svenska


Script type Synopsis
Script title The Sacrifice. A Film by Andrej Tarkovsky.
Extent 6 s. Rollista (1 s.) ingår.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Offret.
Extent 66 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title The Sacrifice.
Extent 109 s.
Language Engelska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 8
Colour prints SET
Behind the scenes prints SET
Slides SET
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Franska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Norwegian


Type Misc.prints
Language Japanska


Type Program eng
Language Svenska


Type Misc.prints
Language Svenska


Type Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Misc.prints
Language Svenska


Type Program eng
Language Engelska


Type Program eng
Language Engelska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Misc.prints
Language Engelska


Type Promotion material
Language Portuguese


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