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Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy * Tomas Alfredson (2011)

After a stack of Scandinavian films, Alfredson comes with a very American movie. The film with the strange title is not really a novelty with its 1950’ies style cold war spy thriller. It is well done though. The story unfolds nice and slowly (just as the pace of the film is) and also the title is worked well into the story, they explain eachother. The British secret service sends a few men away after a job that went wrong in Hungary. Later one of them is asked to investigate the possibility of a “mole” high up in the organisation. A nice ‘whodunnit’ develops with a good atmosphere and good acting. The film can perhaps be described as a very slow thriller. I found it nice, but not particularly great.

Låt Den Rätte Komma In * Tomas Alfredson (2008)

“Let The Right One In” is presented as a Swedish horror. In fact it is a drama with a horror-theme. The outcast Oskar meets his mysterious neighbour-girl Eli, also an outcast, but for different reasons. The two first become friends, then fall in love and slowly Oskar starts to realise what Eli is. Towards the end, there are some bloody scenes, but as a whole, this is a drama. Not bad either.