A customs agent who can literally sniff out contraband: this is the intriguing premise for Border, a thrilling and fantastical fairy-tale for adults that won the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes and is Sweden’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars.
Based on a short story by the writer of Let the Right One In, Border is a love story like no other. Tina (Eva Melander) has grown used to people rejecting her because of her unusual appearance. She deploys her acute sense of smell in her job at a remote Danish port, able to sense the presence of illegal goods by scent alone. Despite regular success in her work, Tina leads an introverted and friendless life. That is, until she meets the equally striking-looking Vore (Eero Milonoff). A very unorthodox seduction follows, leading to some unexpected discoveries.
“An exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism and supernatural horror” Alissa Simon VARIETY