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16,191 Ratings

Let the Right One In

Låt den rätte komma in

Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Sweden, 2008
Horror, Drama
  • Swedish
  • Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish


Oskar, a bullied 12-year-old, strikes up a friendship with his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli. Initially reserved, a sweet romance blossoms between them. But a dark, macabre secret revealing Eli’s connection to a string of bloody local murders, threatens everything.

Our take

Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s modern-day vampire story—the best of our era—is rapidly becoming a new arthouse classic. It remains remarkable: a wintry, heartfelt horror tale of loneliness and kinship, equally shocking and tender, with a deathly final embrace.

Let the Right One In Directed by Tomas Alfredson

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2008 | Nominee: Best Film

National Board of Review

2008 | Winner: Top Five Foreign Films

BAFTA Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Film Not in the English Language

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