Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
This is definitely one of the most disturbing movies I've seen in years. It tells a story about two misfits who build a strong relationship, no matter of their situation and harsh life stories and completely different backgrounds. It shows the intensity of children relationships and honesty they do not fear to accept and defend.
The story is extremely well thought of, leaving the viewers no time to wander off and turn their heads away. You simply want to know more. You don't even expect special effects or grandiosity. And you won't get it. This is not a blockbuster which relies upon loud music and good-looking vampires having sex and drinking blood from mortals. Everyone who expects a Hollywood type of a vampire movie will be deeply disappointed.
This is a realistic story about a boy and a girl (?) who don't fit into their environment and start enjoying the company of one another. There is only one "minor" issue. She is a vampire; and a hungry one, an issue which starts to cause problems in this small town near Stockholm.
This movie fascinated me in so many aspects. Vampire's characteristics are portrayed in such a minimalistic way, but you don't feel that you've missed out on something and haven't learned something about them. Just the opposite. The way these characteristics were explained and showed was the best part of the movie for me. We find out about their velocity and strength, about their sensitivity to sun, the fact they can infect you and the most interesting one for me - the fact that they cannot enter your house, without being invited in. This is one side which the title of the movie is referring to. The other one is much deeper and I will leave you to watch the movie to discover this by yourselves. It is pretty disturbing, on one side beautiful, but on the other so terrifying and frightening.
This is the type of a movie which will cause that feeling of discomfort in you, leaving you with thoughts about whether you should feel sympathy or disgust. It is slow, with few dialogues, but perfectly made with help of beautiful music and setting which simply invite for this story to be told.
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