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Release Date:
24 October 2008 (Norway) See more »
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Tagline:
Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.
Plot:
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 65 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Kåre Hedebrant ... Oskar

Lina Leandersson ... Eli
Per Ragnar ... Håkan
Henrik Dahl ... Erik
Karin Bergquist ... Yvonne
Peter Carlberg ... Lacke

Ika Nord ... Virginia
Mikael Rahm ... Jocke
Karl-Robert Lindgren ... Gösta
Anders T. Peedu ... Morgan
Pale Olofsson ... Larry
Cayetano Ruiz ... Magister Avila
Patrik Rydmark ... Conny
Johan Sömnes ... Andreas
Mikael Erhardsson ... Martin
Rasmus Luthander ... Jimmy
Sören Källstigen ... Janne - Eriks kompis
Malin Cederblad ... Sjukhusreceptionist (as Malin Cederbladh)
Berndt Östman ... Virginias sjuksköterska (as Bernt Östman)
Kajsa Linderholm ... Lärarinnan
Adam Stone ... Polis i klassen
Ingemar Raukola ... Vaktmästaren
Kent Rishaug ... Kioskägaren
Linus Hanner ... Pojke som dödas
Tom Ljungman ... Ung man 1
Fredrik Ramel ... Ung man 2
Christoffer Bohlin ... Matte - upphängd pojke
Julia Nilsson ... Tonårstjej 1
Elin Almén ... Tonårstjej 2
Bengt Bylund ... Nyhetsuppläsare radio (voice)
Bengt Lindström ... Väderleksrapport radio (voice)
Susanne Ruben ... Eli åldrad
Elif Ceylan ... Elis röst (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Libby Brien ... Virginia / Teacher (uncredited)

Robin De Lano ... Eli (uncredited)

Philip Hersh ... Additional Voices (uncredited)
Jonas Kruse ... Polis på sjukhus (uncredited)
Lena Nilsson ... Håkans sjuksköterska (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tomas Alfredson 
 
Writing credits
John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay)

John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)

Produced by
Frida Asp .... line producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... co-producer
Ricard Constantinou .... co-producer
Suzanne Hamilton .... post-production producer
Henric Larsson .... post-production producer
Carl Molinder .... producer
John Nordling .... producer
Lena Rehnberg .... co-producer
Per-Erik Svensson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
 
Cinematography by
Hoyte Van Hoytema 
 
Film Editing by
Tomas Alfredson 
Dino Jonsäter 
 
Casting by
Anna Zackrisson  (as Anna Zakrisson)
 
Production Design by
Eva Norén 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Strid 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Strid .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Katharina Berggren .... pre-production manager
Mia Eriksson-Degerlund .... production manager
Suzanne Hamilton .... pre-production manager
Sofia Lindberg .... unit manager
Emi Löfgren .... assistant production manager
Anna Nilsson .... assistant production manager
Fredrik Sidevärn .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Zackrisson .... first assistant director (as Anna Zakrisson)
 
Art Department
Henrik Andersson .... props
Mårten Backman .... carpenter
Magnus Berglind .... carpenter
Lena P. Cederlund .... props (as Lena Pettersson Cederlund)
Emil Eriksson .... stand-by props
Cecilia Iversen .... painter (as Sissi Iversen)
Magnus Jonason .... storyboard artist
Jenny Klingwall .... painter
Anna Lindqvist .... graphic designer
Emma Madsen .... props (as Emma Dahl Madsen)
Jens Munter .... construction coordinator
Josef Norén .... concept designer
Anna Paulson .... assistant art director
Eva Lo Rahmberg .... painter (as Eva Lo Ramberg)
Britta Rehn .... stand-by props
Lars Smedinge .... set dresser
Yvonne Swahn .... set dresser
Dan Wedergren .... carpenter (as Dan Wedegren)
 
Sound Department
Mikael Brodin .... sound
Anders Degerberg .... sound mastering
Christoffer Demby .... sound
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonas Jansson .... sound editor
Fredrik Jonsäter .... additional sound
Maths Källqvist .... sound
Richard Löthner .... foley artist
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist
Patrik Strömdahl .... sound editor
Per Sundström .... sound re-recording mixer
Per Sundström .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Mattias Berg .... special effects makeup
Love Bergström .... special effects makeup (as Love Berg)
Robin Blick .... special effects technician
Thomas Feuk .... special effects makeup
Karl-Johan Fröjd .... special effects technician
Hans Harnesk .... special effects
Johan Harnesk .... pyrotechnician
Oskar Hejll .... puppeteer
Niklas Hermansson .... special effects makeup
Karin Hässler .... special effects makeup
Nina Lagnefeldt .... special effects makeup
Love Larson .... special effects makeup
Esteban Mendoza .... special effects makeup
Jens Mårtensson .... special effects coordinator (as Jens 'Jempa' Mårtensson)
Victor Nilsson .... special effects technician
Hanna Pettersson .... special effects makeup
Emma Prieto .... special effects makeup
Kalle Schröder .... special effects coordinator
Kaj Steveman .... special effects makeup
Madelene Söderblom .... special effects makeup
Mattias Tobiasson .... special effects makeup
Oskar Wallroth .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Aversten .... animator
Peter Aversten .... digital effects artist: Fido Film
Andreas Cronström .... compositor: Fido Film
Thomas Deutschmann .... visual effects producer
Claes Dietmann .... visual effects producer
Magnus Eriksson .... animator
Magnus Eriksson .... lighting technical director: Fido film
Mattias Forsström .... animator
Mattias Forsström .... lighting technical director: Fido film
Johan Gabrielsson .... animator
Johan Gabrielsson .... lighting technical director: Fido film
Hemn Habib .... digital effects artist
Linus Hoglin .... digital effects artist (as Linus Höglin)
Mats Holmgren .... digital colourist
Fredrik Höglin .... digital effects artist
Jonas Jangvad .... optical printing: ARRI
Andreas Bravin Karlsson .... compositor
Staffan Linder .... animation supervisor: Fido film
Staffan Linder .... animator
Martin Malm .... compositor: Fido Film
Fredrik Nord .... digital effects artist
Daniel Norlund .... compositor: Fido Film
Kenneth Nyman .... animator
Kenneth Nyman .... modeler: Fido film
Cameron Scott .... animator
Kaj Steveman .... visual effects supervisor
David Strindberg .... digital effects artist
Janak Thakker .... animator
Janak Thakker .... previs artist: Fido film
Fredrik Zander .... visual effects producer
Linda Öhlund .... vfx editor: Fido Film
Martin Borell .... compositor: Fido Film (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Per Dunder .... stunts
Lars Hjelm .... stunts
Esmeralda Nikolajeff .... stunt double
Pernilla Ribeiro Novais .... stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kristian Bergström .... electrician
Jonas Björne .... electrician
Benny Broström .... grip
Peter Brännström .... electrician
Per Byrén .... gaffer
Eric Börjeson .... underwater cinematographer (as Eric Börjesson)
Joakim George .... electrician
Halldór Gunnarsson .... assistant gaffer
Johan Hannu .... electrician
Oscar Hansson .... grip
Adrian Harkins-Wester .... grip (as Adrian Harkins Wester)
Pontus Hellberg .... electrician
Stefan Hencz .... grip
Niklas Johansson .... electrician
Kidd Johnson .... assistant gaffer
Kidd Johnson .... electrician
Daniel Kask .... first assistant camera
Kobie Kentkuran .... grip (as Kobi Kentkuran)
Jan Pehrson .... first assistant camera
Carl P. Rasmussen .... first assistant camera (as Calle Rasmussen)
Carl P. Rasmussen .... second assistant camera (as Calle Rasmussen)
Hoyte Van Hoytema .... still photographer
Johan Wallin .... grip
Tor-Ulf Öhman .... electrician (as Tor Ulf Öman)
Jörgen Öhrström .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Sara Alström .... casting assistant
Jenny Berglund .... casting assistant
Moa Gammel .... casting assistant
Maya Hansson-Bergqvist .... casting assistant (as Maja Hansson Bergqvist)
Evalotta Helmerson .... casting assistant
Frida Sandberg .... casting assistant
Sanna Söderberg .... casting assistant
Maggie Widstrand .... casting director: children
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Fridén .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Louise Brattberg .... editing advisor
Thomas Lee .... assistant editor
Claudio Salas .... on-line editor
Linda Öhlund .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Mats Bergström .... musician: guitar
Hans Ek .... conductor
Hans Ek .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Uno Helmersson .... assistant composer
Uno Helmersson .... musician: baritone guitar
Jonas Holst .... music clearance
Anette Hökengren .... music clearance
Emma Kihlberg .... music advisor
Erik Nilsson .... musician: drums
Per Sundström .... music scoring mixer
Johan Söderqvist .... musician: piano
Johan Söderqvist .... musician: waterphone
Mattias Thorell .... musician: electric guitar (as Mattias Torell)
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Svend Abrahamsen .... film consultant
Josephine Adams .... trainee
Annelie Arrefelt .... animal trainer
Tarik Charafi .... trainee
Linda Dahlin .... postproduction coordination
Malin Edblom .... publicist
Linn Ek .... trainee
Isabella Eklöf .... location assistant
Marta Farkas .... trainee
Paul Fischer .... script translator
Martin Fuxin .... location assistant
Hanna Goding .... trainee
Nicole Grängshem .... stand-in
Kerim Guner .... runner (as Kerim Güner)
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant (as Peter 'Piodor' Gustafsson)
Erik Hahr .... trainee
Cilla Holm .... production accountant
Åsa Holmlund .... trainer
Katja Härkönen .... press and media: Norrbotten
Magdalena Johansson .... script supervisor
Mattias Johansson .... trainee
Robin Jonsson .... trainee
Daniel Larsson .... location assistant
Eva Lilja .... trainer
Malin Lindvall .... runner
Agneta Ljungman .... publicist
Andres Lokko .... script translator
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion bond executive
Hans Lönnerheden .... legal services
Dennis Magnusson .... script editor
Fred Malmros .... location assistant
Daniel Mattisson .... production accountant
Maria Mörner .... publicist
Pia Norström .... publicist
Ricardo Núñez Román .... voice director (English version) (as Ricardo Núñez)
Jim Ohlsson .... diver
Karina Pettersson .... location assistant
Erik Pexer .... location assistant
Fredrik Praesto .... mental coach
Magnus Rönnevall .... production accountant
Per Sandén .... publicist
Fredrik Sidevärn .... location manager
Poa Strömberg .... legal services
Berit Tilly .... film commissioner
Roger Öhman .... diver
 
Thanks
Hans Lönnerheden .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Låt den rätte komma in" - Sweden (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language
Runtime:
115 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Oskar finds and inspects the solved Rubik's cube, the camera cuts to a sleeping Eli who is clearly dressed in clothes she won't get until much later in the movie, when she picks it from Oskar's mother's closet.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Oskar:Squeal like a pig. So, squeal.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Flash in the NightSee more »

FAQ

Why does Eli smell "funny?"
Is Eli's / Lina Leandersson's voice dubbed?
What does the Egg signify?
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86 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Let's remake this excellent movie? NO SPOILERS!, 15 December 2008
Author: bain0038 from United States

At it's worst "Let the Right One In" is far too subtle and slow and nothing like typical horror movies, (if it should be considered one.) At its best its one of the better films we've seen in the last decade. As a foreign film it should see wider American distribution and publicity than any such film since…"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

Our hero here, who is just twelve, is so perfectly likable and so well played he is the sort of boy you'd want to raise, or the sort you'd want your child to end up with. He's richly contemplative and caring, lonely, but not broken, cool, but not pretentious, precocious and yet without arrogance. Who knew that he would fall for a vampire?

It's a story more like "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" than " The Lost Boys." It's more about asceticism and existentialism than blood and gore. I won't give any details away, but this film is neither convoluted nor cliché. Sure, it's not amongst the best stories. It's not a formula film, but it's intelligently written and doesn't start anything it doesn't conclude, (well not too much).

Beautifully shot in a snowy and desolate Swedish town, the film very much carries on a world of its own. The film as an entirety is subtle, even slow. Likewise the effects are far from showy, making tasteful use of CGI with kitties or watching our vampire climb seven stories.

The sound does not rely on a creepy score, nor attempts a hip or ambient soundtrack. Instead, it successfully amplifies the sounds of its fictional and isolated universe, (which is far away from reality and amid somewhere in the early 1980s.) For the most part we only hear what the characters or the world around them, gusts of wind, the brushing of teeth, The Clash. Though most notable is all of the silence, all of the stillness that creeps about keeping the viewer mystified and engaged.

What the film does is allow adequate time for the viewer to develop a consciousness about the situation of the story. It allows us to make our own determinations without being told what to conclude. Throughout the entire movie I could only count one legitimate flaw, a tiny divisive issue, which I'm sure was mulled over by a brilliant director and screenwriter.

It certainly won't be for everyone. It's not for those who can't read. It's not for kids. And it's not for those who can't bear non-traditional story telling. For me, the film was a breath of fresh air in an increasingly tiring and rehashed film industry. At least this film is rehash of a different kind.

This film should have seen a slew of Oscar nods and it seemed to me this film could have had a wide release. Nevertheless it will turn out to be a classic.

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