In BORDER we meet toll inspector Tina. She has a sixth sense when it comes to finding smugglers. It is almost as if she can smell when they are trying to hide something. Rumors about her skills spread through the police, and she is tasked with finding evidence in a larger criminal case.
But when the mysterious Vore walks off the ferry, she doubts for the first time in her senses and feelings. Tina suspects that Vore is hiding something, but she can't put her finger on what it is. They are drawn to each other, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that her entire life is based on a big lie. Just like Vore, Tina does not belong in this human world. Now she must choose: continue her regular life or embrace the frightening truth of who she really is...
«Border is a slice of modern Gothic: a far out midnight movie which delivers on the WTF-ery while maintaining a surprisingly big and generous heart.»
– John Bleasdale, Cinevue –
Ali Abbasi (b. 1981) is a Swedish-Iranian filmmaker educated at The National Film School of Denmark. Abbasi has worked with film all over Scandinavia. His first film, Shelley (2016), had Ellen Dorrit Petersen in one of the main roles. He broke through internationally with Border (2018) which won the Un certain regard award at the film festival in Cannes and was later nominated for an Oscar for Best Make-Up. Holy Spider premiered in the main competition in Cannes.
This film is part of
Original title Gräns
Director Ali Abbasi
Screenplay Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Cinematography Nadim Carlsen
Producer Piodor Gustafsson, Petra Jönsson, Nina Bisgaard
Cast Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom
Distribution Another World Entertainment
Runtime 1h 49m
Genre Drama, Adventure, Suspense
Age limit 15