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Let the Right One In (2008)
"Låt den rätte komma in" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  12 December 2008 (USA)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Per Ragnar ...
Henrik Dahl ...
Karin Bergquist ...
Peter Carlberg ...
Mikael Rahm ...
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Anders T. Peedu ...
Pale Olofsson ...
Cayetano Ruiz ...
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Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. Written by John Nordling, Producer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.


Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let the Right One In  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,295 (USA) (24 October 2008)


£878,070 (UK) (1 May 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Almost every scene in the movie contains the color red or red/orange, a clear reference to the color of blood, the only food Eli can consume. See more »


The entire crew is visible in the reflection of the glass at the opposite end of the swimming pool hall when the three bullies enter the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Oskar: Squeal like a pig. So, squeal.
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I love the book, i love the movie
29 October 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I had just finished reading the book when i went to see this movie. I had big expectations, which i didn't want to have because than you can get disappointed, but oh my god was i happy when it was even better than i expected. Every second of the movie is just brilliant film-making, thanks to Tomas Alfredson who has proved that he is a master. Also the acting is great and believable, and the cinematography and music is beautiful. There was some things that i missed from the book that wasn't in the movie, but i expected that. This movie is a masterpiece and every single human being should see it. Well perhaps not every singe one since this is a horror movie, don't see it with your young ones.

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