HALLOWEEN FILM: Let The Right One In
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
In Swedish with English subtitles
1 hr 54 mins, rated R
A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn't take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.
"A spectacularly moving and elegant film that is, at this point, the best movie of the year." Washington Post "Discriminating horror-movie fans rejoice this is the finest horror picture in years. Remarkable, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent." Boston Phoenix
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