Let the Right One In
Director: Tomas Alfredson Run Time: 115 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 2008 Language: Swedish
Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is a haunting and poignant portrait of Oskar (Hedebrant), a lonely 12 year old boy, who befriends his new neighbor, a young girl (Leandersson). It doesn’t deter Oskar too much to discover his new friend is a vampire. In fact, it intrigues him, and the two form a deep and lasting bond. A clear antidote to the baroque romanticism of the Twilight saga, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN features stunning performances from its two young leads and austerely beautiful direction from Tomas Alfredson.
“At once a devastating, curiously uplifting inhuman drama and a superbly crafted genre exercise.” – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine