Cast: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves

Film details

Completed (2016)
Directed by:
Peter A. Dowling
Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves
Feature Film
Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands (Scotland). Deep in the peat soil around her new home, Tora discovers the body of a young woman with rune marks carved into her skin. Ignoring warnings to leave well alone, Tora uncovers terrifying links to a legend that might never have been confined to the pages of the story-books.


When successful New York surgeon Tora Hamilton and her husband, Duncan, have trouble conceiving a child, they move to his ancestral home in the Shetland Islands with hopes of adopting and of putting her string of miscarriages behind her.  Tora is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept island and though her husband grew up here, it’s the first time he’s been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman’s heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her—even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved.