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Border (2018)

Gräns (original title)
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A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

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Ali Abbasi

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John Ajvide Lindqvist (based on the short story "Gräns" by), Ali Abbasi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Melander ... Tina
Eero Milonoff ... Vore
Jörgen Thorsson ... Roland
Ann Petrén ... Agneta
Sten Ljunggren ... Tinas pappa
Kjell Wilhelmsen Kjell Wilhelmsen ... Daniel
Rakel Wärmländer ... Therese
Andreas Kundler Andreas Kundler ... Robert
Matti Boustedt ... Tomas
Tomas Åhnstrand Tomas Åhnstrand ... Stefan
Josefin Neldén Josefin Neldén ... Esther
Henrik Johansson ... Patrik
Ibrahim Faal Ibrahim Faal ... Vårdbiträde
Åsa Janson Åsa Janson ... Sjuksköterska
Donald Högberg Donald Högberg ... Receptionist
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A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, graphic nudity, a bloody violent image, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Border See more »

Filming Locations:

Kapellskär, Norrtälje, Sweden

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,700, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$771,930, 6 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Sweden for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

Quotes

Vore: Humans are parasites that use everything on earth for their own amusement.Even their own offspring. The entire human race is a disease, I'm telling you.
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Performed by Turid
Music by Shel Silverstein
Lyrics by Jan Hammarlund
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A Modern Fairy Tale
11 December 2018 | by airman4242See all my reviews

This is a weird one, in a good way. The closest thing I could compare it to is Eraserhead or Basketcase, and much like those films it's best viewed not knowing anything about it going in. Definitely a lot of growth here for writer John Lindqvist of 'Let the Right One In' fame. He really knows how to create a modern fairy tale through minimalism and his Swedish sensibilities really translate well for this story. All the performances here are terrific, especially the lead actress. I was also blown away by the prosthetic work, it's some of the best I've ever seen. Accolades aside I thought the cinematography left much to be desired and the story to be a bit predictable at points. Definitely not a film for everyone, and I'd have a hard time recommending it to most.


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