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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm, Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T Peedu, Pale Olofsson
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Language: Swedish (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 114 mins
USA Rated: R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong bloody violence and language
USA Release Date: 24 October 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 10 April 2009 (Limited Release)
Based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a horror story that senters on a fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant). Regularly bullied by his stronger classmates he never strikes back and only wishes he had a friend. This lonely boy's wish seems to come true when he meets Eli (Lina Leandersson), also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures.
Coinciding with Eli's arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. Blood seems to be the common denominator - and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn't take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire...
Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.