Sweden, 2008, 114 minutes, Narrative
Swedish with English subtitles
Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
A bullied misfit finds his destiny with a mysterious girl vampire in the idiosyncratic romantic horror-fantasy Let the
Right One In. Calling to mind the work of Anne Rice and Stephen King, atmospheric adaptation of Swedish author John
Ajvide Lindqvist’s bestseller is well directed by his countryman Tomas Alfredson (Four Shades of Brown) and should click
with cult and arthouse audiences. Although plot centers on two 12-year-old outcasts who become soulmates, it’s definitely
not for kids. Project’s distinctive mix of horrific and heartwarming — along with haunting production design — signal a
strong potential for eternal life. – Variety
Oskar is a shy, lonely 12 year-old who is being bullied by three of his classmates until he literally dreams of
revenge. One night he meets a strange young girl who’s new to the neighborhood, and before long he is smitten. But how
much can love forgive?
Let the Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of
Blackeberg in 1982, and is the winner of 11 international festival awards – including Best Narrative Feature at the
2008 TriBeCa Film Festival.
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