Border (Gräns) (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Thrilling, unpredictable, and brilliantly acted, Border (Gräns) offers a singular treat to genre fans looking for something different.

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Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's terrifying revelations.

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"Border" brings to horror-fantasy the same Swedish sensibility that "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" brought to crime thrillers. Welcome to the land of eternal night.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Don't read another word about it: just go.

Nov 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It... gnaws at the brain for its subliminal messages about how we treat the people in our midst who don't fit whatever definition of "normal" we're carrying around with us.

Nov 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Director and co-writer Ali Abbasi's film is a murky, unsettling watch - but however unsettling, it remains gripping and affecting, its viscerality covering for its occasional elisions.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even the most open-minded viewers may have difficulty relating to the two lead protagonists in Border, a cynical Swedish romantic-fantasy.

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Border" may not be everyone's idea of a fun night out, but it takes you to places you won't forget, and that's nothing to sniff at.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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