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Border (2018)Border (2018)

Border (2018)

Swedish folklore and a thrilling script

Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.4

movie

Denmark, Sweden

Swedish

Dark, Intense, Weird

2018

Ali Abbasi

Andreas Kundler, Ann Petrén, Eero Milonoff

110 min

Synopsis

When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

Our Take

7.4
Bilal Zouheir

If you like: weird movies and / or Scandinavian mythology, this movie is for you. It’s about unusual looking border agent with super-human abilities (such as smelling fear and shame) who meets someone like her for the first time There is a big revelation in Border that I can’t share but while this movie was directed by an Iranian (Ali Abbasi), it’s deeply rooted in Swedish folklore. Themes of identity, gender, and otherness intersect through a thrilling script and beautifully-shot nature scenes.

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