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Review: Låt den rätte komma in (2008)

Monday, January 19th, 2009 | Movies, Reviews | No Comments

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, falls in love with Eli, the peculiar neighbour girl. “Låt den rätte komma in” (Let The Right One In) is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

The Twilight mania is all around, yet here comes a little vampire gem off the beaten track. Still, a vampire always has to struggle with the same problems: immortality (boon and bane?), lack of love (problematic relationships (humans, were wolfs 😉 )), and, last but not least, the lust for blood…

Not your average vampire flick, worth a try even if you are not into the genre (or just if you to want to make head against the current Hollywood vampire hype – I am still looking forward to share a cinema with 98% lusty vampire lovin’ chicks 😀 – check out my wife’s review here)

It may be of interest that the film is – even if it is sort of an insiders’ tip – currently one of IMDb’s Top 250.

7.5/10 – I really liked it, though I do not share IMDb‘s current rating.

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