Production year 2008
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Written by John Ajvide Lindquist based on his novel
Starring Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson and Per Ragnar
Just as Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy and the Wallender novels have breathed new and distinctive life into the genre of detective fiction so this extraordinary film has a novel and uniquely Scandanavian take on the Vampire movie.
Based on the bestselling novel Låt den rätte komma in and set in the frozen suburbs of Stockholm ‘Let the Right One In’ tells the story of a Oskar – a boy who is bullied at school and his friendship with Eli - the girl who moves in next door. She is a vampire and as their relationship deepens they fall in love and their lives become inextricably intertwined.
Oskar and Eli are brilliantly portrayed by Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson and the film was widely praised by the critics everywhere and shortlisted for a BAFTA this year.
This is no Hammer horror or Swedish ‘Twilight’ – part rite of passage story and part teenage drama it is a haunting and highly original tale that will stay with you long after you have seen it…