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Border (Gräns)

From Friday 8th March

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Director: Ali Abbasi

Starring: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén, Sten Ljunggren, Kjell Wilhelmsen

Rating: 15

Sweden 2019, 110mins

From the writer of Let the Right One In comes a mesmerising and genre-defying dark fairytale set in modern-day Sweden.

Tina is a customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers. But when a mysterious male traveler’s odour confounds her, she’s faced with hugely disturbing insights about who she is and what she wants. Academy Award® nominated and winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2018, Border is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

In Swedish with English Subtitles

Did You Know?
The subplot about the paedophile ring was invented for the film and not present in the original short story. Perhaps it could be seen as a nod to John Ajvide Lindqvist's earlier novel "Let the Right One In", which included a subplot about paedophiles which was omitted from the film adaptation.