Let The Right One In (2008) Sweden
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Director:Tomas Alfredson
Studio:Momentum Pictures
Writer:John Ajvide Lindqvist
Rating:4.0 (3 votes)
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2009-08-07
Purchased At:play.com
Purchased On:2009-08-07
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:DTS HD 5.1
Tomas Alfredson  ...  (Director)
John Ajvide Lindqvist  ...  (Writer)
Kare Hedebrant  ...  
Per Ragnar  ...  
Peter Carlberg  ...  
Anders T. Peedu  ...  
Karin Bergquist  ...  
Summary: 12 year old Oskar is lonely & regularly bullied at school. Then he meets & befriends another lonely child, Eli, who encourages him to fight back & defend himself. This serious young girl is strange. She never goes to school & only comes out to play at night. As time goes on, Oskar slowly learns Eli`s secret. She`s an ageless vampire with a prodigious & ferocious appetite for human blood. Their friendship saves Oskar from being the next course on her menu as their relationship develops into love. In the meantime, horrendous & bloody murders are committed & people go missing. In his childish, naive way, Oskar accepts Eli for what she is & finds Eli the only reason worth living. However, she may have vampiric tendencies but, she is still not all she seems, even to Oskar. Let The Right One In is a wonderful breath of fresh air for the vampire genre. It`s original, slyly inventive & boasts 2 astonishing performances from it`s juvenile leads. It`s basically a very unusual love story where one of the characters happens to be a 200 year old vampire. The movie may be about children but it`s not for children. The scenes of violence are bloody, brutal & shocking & leave no doubt as to Eli`s true nature, however forced by circumstance she may be. Picture wise, the transfer is pin sharp & full of detail. Filmed during a Swedish winter, the cold, snow covered landscapes are jaw dropping in their pristine, unblemished beauty. I have rarely seen a more perfect film than this one - it`s an intelligent, beautifully crafted work of understated genius that really is in a class of it`s own. There are`nt many meaningful extras on the U.S. disc, so I don`t expect the U.K. one to be any different. The movie itself is the real gem here - a product of pure quality.