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Let The Right One In

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2163

Oskar is a shy, lonely adolescent boy, who is bullied at school.

He begins a tentative friendship with Eli, an isolated girl who has just moved into his estate. He has to decide how far to let her into his life.

This becomes a literal choice as it becomes clear she is a vampire and so can only enter a building when invited.

This Swedish horror film avoids all the clichés of the genre. It lingers and becomes more unsettling on a second viewing.

In a wintry early 1980s, relationships are rarely what they first appear.

Let the Right One In

Directed by Tomas Alfredson

DVD out now

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Tue 4 Aug 2009, 19:27 BST
Issue No. 2163
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