Let the Right One In – IMDB
Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm, Karl Robert Lindgren.
Not today that Hollywood is losing space and moral in fantastic films for other countries.
In recent years, for example, there were Korean films, French and Spanish that have become cult following among buffs film. Big names have been bandied about and promising to represent the future of the genre, suspense and fantasy genre for Americans seems to have stalled altogether. France came out nervous and compelling works such as The Invader Martyrs and the Spaniards sent see in Pan’s Labyrinth and REC and the Koreans have shown in Spirits – death is on your side of ghosts and other films your dose of fear. This only for reference, because there are many more examples that neither sequerchegaram here.
Among the countries there is also Sweden, a country with a respectable film resume, and who now and then revisits the genre with much praise. It is there that has let her through, a film that shows the friendship between a boy with a reputation for losing and a very strange girl who soon proves to be a vampire.
The idea is nothing new. The issue that involves heroism and curse is already known to the public for a long time, but here the director Tomas Alfredson not even want to start a revolution in the genre, nor distort the basic concepts known, but a story of romance and terror with a subtlety out of the ordinary.
Oskar is a very light haired boy, who spends most of time alone. Without friends, the guy is a punching bag for other kids in school, and with a growing desire to take revenge on his tormentors. One day he moved into the apartment next to a gentleman and a mysterious girl named Eli, even stranger. In their wide innocent, Oskar ignores the fact that Eli only leave the house at night, and amid the icy landscape of the night, she is unable to feel the cold.
At the same time, there are several horrible murders in the city, and are clearly linked to the photon gentleman who just moved with the girl walking with a suitcase full of accessories strangers. Eli has twelve years and can not remember when her birthday and Oskar feels quite attracted by it. And that’s where the movie gets a layer of sensitivity, showing the transition from adolescence telling the love story between two rejected. And even knowing the real secret of Eli, Oskar not escape her, but is closer to “letting it go” because his innocence and age make it easier to link with the costumes. And that’s the point of maximum let her walk, which has gained audiences wherever he goes, and leaves thinking long after, mainly by its booming twists.
The Americans, with an eye, they tried to put its version, and try to fool the unwary that it is an original version. The remake will be done by director Matt Reeves who directed Cloverfield.
Be afraid, be very afraid!