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"Opfer" a.k.a. "The Sacrifice" 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.


"Opfer" is a cataloged instance, composition.

  • also known as Opfer (live von Chris Heckmann)
  • music and lyrics by Farin Urlaub

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Google previewPolitics and the Sacred (2015)

by Harald Wydra

The Opfer is a triangular context, a social configuration thriving on reciprocal interaction. The attributes, rights, specific characteristics, or intentions of the participants are not clearly differentiated. The three dimensions of 'making sacred ', ...

Google previewMaking Security Social (2000)

Disability, Insurance, and the Birth of the Social Entitlement State in Germany by Greg Eghigian

The term Opfer means both “sacrifice” and “victim” (in addition to “casualty”). This mutual implication derives from the structure of ritual sacrifice itself, one that requires a victim in order to assure the sacrificer a measure of redemption.

Google previewCrime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System [2 volumes] (2016)

by Laura L. Finley

Ryan Opfer is a student ...

Google previewMusic in the Third Reich (1996)

by Erik Levi

While Das Opfer is a less astringent work than Rosse, its use of 12-note procedures and its musical austerity should have aroused strong condemnation. Yet although the opera was only given four performances, critics of the period saw the ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Egyptian (2007)

Volume Three: m- by Gábor Takács

wt “festes Opfer (für Alle ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume XI (2015)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

Haag, “Das Opfer im AT,” in F. J. Zinniker, ed., Bibel und Liturgie. BibB 1 (1961), 17-27; B. Janowski, “Erwägungen zur Vorgeschichte des israelitischen šýlamîm-Opfers,” UF ...

Google previewThe Max Weber Dictionary (2005)

Key Words and Central Concepts by Richard Swedberg, Ola Agevall

See also affectual action, associational action, ethic of responsibility, rationality, rationalization, social action, traditional action, value-rational action intellectual sacrifice (Opfer des Intellekts) The person who takes an unconditional stance for ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

Musikalisches Opfer, Das. [G., The Musical Offering]. One of J. S. Bach's latest works, composed and published in 1747 and dedicated to Frederick the Great of Prussia. It contains a number of highly academic contrapuntal pieces, all based on ...

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