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Let the Right One In (2008)

Låt den rätte komma in (original title)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kåre Hedebrant ... Oskar
Lina Leandersson ... Eli
Per Ragnar ... Håkan
Henrik Dahl Henrik Dahl ... Erik
Karin Bergquist ... Yvonne
Peter Carlberg Peter Carlberg ... Lacke
Ika Nord ... Virginia
Mikael Rahm Mikael Rahm ... Jocke
Karl-Robert Lindgren Karl-Robert Lindgren ... Gösta
Anders T. Peedu Anders T. Peedu ... Morgan
Pale Olofsson Pale Olofsson ... Larry
Cayetano Ruiz Cayetano Ruiz ... Magister Avila
Patrik Rydmark ... Conny
Johan Sömnes Johan Sömnes ... Andreas
Mikael Erhardsson Mikael Erhardsson ... Martin
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Storyline

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

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

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Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Spanish

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Right One In See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,295, 26 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,122,065, 30 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,282,007, 5 April 2009
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several tricks were used to create the right sound effects for some of the gorier scenes. Biting into sausages was used to replicate biting into skin and flesh, and drinking yogurt was used to sound like drinking blood. The sound of the children blinking was made by the skin of grapes rubbing together in an almost "blinking" motion. See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) 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 (at around 1h 30 mins), 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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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Dags å välja sida
Written by Per Åke Persson
Performed by Peps Blodsband
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A Masterpiece
17 October 2008 | by crmangSee all my reviews

I am not particularly fond of the vampire genre, but this movie is so much more. It is artistic, poetic, and in many ways a very profound movie exploring the nature of good and evil. It does so through the world of a child where both pure evil and pure goodness are somewhat discernible, and it achieves an astounding array of contrasts that allow us to see that good and evil can coexist side by side. Doing so, this movie is very thought-provoking, leaving the audience yearning to read the novel. In short, this movie is a gem. There is no need to remake this movie which according to IMDb.com they will be. You don't need to wait until 2010, you should watch this movie now.


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