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Certificate 15
Cast
Kare Hedebrant
Lina Leandersson
Directors
Tomas Alfredson
Screenwriters
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Running Time
114 minutes

Let The Right One In
Friendship and fangs in the best horror film of the year.


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Let The Right One In

Plot
Sweden, 1981. Schoolboy Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) is befriended by Eli (Lina Leandersson), who seems like a normal 12 year-old girl but is actually a vampire. Hakan (Per Ragnar), who procures her victims, is caught by the police, and the friends of a drunk she has killed resolve to track her down.


Verdict
At once a devastating, curiously uplifting inhuman drama and a superbly crafted genre exercise, Let The Right One In can stand toe-to-toe with Spirit Of The Beehive, Pan's Labyrinth or Orphee. See it.


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