Border (Gräns)

  • Dir: Ali Abbasi

  • Sweden/Denmark, 2018, 110min, DCP

  • Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Matti Boustedt

A malformed misfit with a superhuman sense of smell, Tina excels a sniffer dog in tracking down the traffickers at the customs. A series of enigmatic encounters with a fellow outcast Vore seduces her into an animal attraction, as she gradually discovers his explosive secrets and the painful truths of her own nature. Adapted from a novella by Let the Right One In (2008) creator John Lindqvist, Abbasi leads us through a supernatural journey to the border of existence and identity, in the melancholic Nordic scent of suspense, romance and social realism.

2018 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard Award



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