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Section: Days of Swedish Cinema

Let The Right One In (2008) 18

Sweden | 2008 | 114 min.

A 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young girl whose appearance in town suspiciously coincides with a horrifying series of murders… Oskar is a young boy who can't seem to shake off the local bullies, but all of that begins to change when a new neighbor moves in next door. After striking up an innocent friendship with his eccentric next-door neighbor, Oskar realizes that she is the vampire responsible for the recent rash of deaths around town. Despite the danger, however, Oskar's friendship with the girl ultimately takes precedence over his fear of her.

Duration114 min
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Screenplay John Ajvide Lindqvist
Director of Photography Hoyte van Hoytema nsc, fsf
Music Johan Söderqvist
Edited by Dino Jonsäter, Tomas Alfredson
Contact The Swedish Film Institute


An actor and director, he's worked in TV and made a number of films, series, or shows. He made his feature debut with the drama Office Hours" (Kontorstid, 2003). He won awards for Four Shades of Brown (Fyra nyanser av brunt, 2004), Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in, 2008) and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011).

Friendship, Childhood, Supernatural, Horror