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Sweden, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Tomas Alfredson


β€œOne of the strangest, stickiest, and (yes) sweetest horror movies I've seen in 10 years.” - Cinematical

Living alone with his mother in a wintry and miserable Stockholm suburb, shy and lonely 12-year-old Oskar is a victim of school bullies. He spends his days plotting revenge, keeping a knife under his pillow and a scrapbook full of paper cuttings of heinous crimes. When a strange little girl named Eli moves in next-door, Oskar and her gradually become friends. But a series of ritual killings in the neighbourhood lead Oskar to suspect that there is something terribly wrong about his new neighbour…

Adapted for the screen by John Lindqvist from his own award-winning novel, Let the Right One In is an original, atmospheric and intelligent twist on the vampire horror genre.

D Tomas Alfredson P Carl Molinder, John Nordling S John Lindqvist Dist Rialto Distribution L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/114mins

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