Original variation on the Nordic noir detective genre about love, people, and other creatures that won an award at the Cannes IFF 2018.

Denmark, Sweden 2018
  • Czech
108 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 5. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Reclusive customs officer Tina is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell. Any passengers trying to smuggle contraband won’t get very far: she can sniff out their fear and anxiety straight off. One day, however, suspicious-looking Vore walks past her and suddenly everything is different. Working with various genres (thriller, romance, fantasy) Abbasi leaves room for the imagination and offers a look at the world of people from the outside in. The question for Tina is whether to stay inside or outside. The filmmaker worked with a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who caught his attention as the author of Let the Right One In. The film was winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

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Director: Ali Abbasi
Based on: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Screenplay: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf
Cinematography: Nadim Carlsen
Music: Christoffer Berg, Martin Dirkov
Sound: Christian Holm, Hans Møller
Editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Anders Skov
Production Design: Frida Hoas
Producer: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustafsson, Petra Jönsson
Costumes: Elsa Fischer
Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén, Sten Ljunggren, Kjell Wilhelmsen, Rakel Wärmländer, Andreas Kundler, Matti Boustedt, Tomas Åhnstrand

Cannes Film Festival

2018 – Ali Abbasi (Un certain regard)

Robert Awards (Danish Film Awards)

2019 – Ali Abbasi (Best Non-English Language Film)

European Film Awards

2018 – Peter Hjorth (European Visual Effects Supervisor)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2019 – Ali Abbasi (Directors to Watch)

  • This film is available until 31. 5. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.