Twelve-year-old loner Oskar lives on an '80s housing estate in Stockholm with his divorced mother and is bullied mercilessly at school by Conny. Escaping for fresh air in the courtyard one night, Oskar meets the strange yet alluring Eli, a little girl of a similar age who seems just as lonely and disenchanted with the world. She lives with her guardian Hakan, who often goes out late, leaving the girl alone in their apartment. Oskar senses there is something different about his new friend and puts his finger on it when he asks her tentatively, "Are you a vampire?" She seems unsurprised, responding: "I live off blood, yes." As the relationship between the two children deepens, Oskar finds the courage to stand up to the bullies.
|Release date:||Friday April 10 2009|