“Let the right one in”: Film review

Aging caretaker for adolescent female vampire Eli makes a right balls of trying to cleanly slaughter and drain random victims, drawing too much attention in the frozen snowburbs of Stockholm. Neighbor Oskar, a bullied and lonely kid, finds her compelling and inspiring, and the two begin to form a tight bond as the noose closes in and the caretaker gets clumsier.
As interestingly as the vampire motif has been applied here, this is maybe not centrally a vampire film, and more a film about the special loneliness of troubled youth, and the difficulty in finding solace and friendship at that age. Acted convincingly without melodrama or excess, and shot with calm and repose, this film stays in the memory.
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