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Let Me in

Synopsis
Coming-of-age feature film concerning a young boy’s relationship with a girl vampire. Includes a clip from Zeffirelli’s ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) being shown to a class of 12-year olds and a sequence in which the girl vampire finds the boy reading Romeo and Juliet (Signet edition) outside their apartment. She asks the boy about it and he replies that it is boring. Later, she quotes Romeo’s line ‘I must be gone and live, or stay and die’ in a note she leaves him, and still later the boy is seen on a school bus reading his copy of the play intently. [With acknowledgement to Professor Richard Burt for the details].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2010
Duration
116 mins

Credits

Director
Matt Reeves
Producer
Alexander Yves Brunner; Carl Molinder; Donna Gigliotti; Guy East; John Nordling; Nigel Sinclair; Simon Oakes
Cinematographer
Greig Fraser
Screenplay
Matt Reeves
Music
Michael Giacchino
Production Design
Ford Wheeler
Costume
Melissa Bruning
Art Direction
Guy Barnes
Cast
Chloe MoretzAbby
Kodi Smit-McFeeOwen

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Vampire film

Notes

General
The film is a remake of the superlative LÅAT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA/LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008) directed by Tomas Alfredson from the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist. In the original the boy is reading from Tolkien, not Romeo and Juliet.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.letmein-movie.com/

Production Company

Name

EFTI

Name

Hammer Film Productions

Name

Overture Films

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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