Now here’s something you don’t see very often – a genuinely original, weird, funny, sexy, out-there Scandinavian horror, directed by the writer of Let The Right One In, Ali Abbasi.
Tina is a customs officer whose nose twitches every time she smells something amiss. She can sense the bad in people, as well as in their luggage.
Her olfactories go into overdrive when piggy-looking Vore wanders through customs with his maggot breeding machine – and, out of this oddest ‘meet cute’, the strangest attraction is born.
I don’t want to say much more, because it’s all about surprises and working it out for yourself, much as Tina herself has to. Just to say, the performances from Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff are amazing, as is the Oscar-nominated make up with which they seamlessly work.
There’s a wonderful, eerie sense of the mythological and the elemental about this, the Swedish forest and lakes all set against a tawdry modernity that involves Tina in a police investigation, her nose leading her somewhere she doesn’t really want to go. But you should follow it, you really should.