About

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

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Directed by

Tomas Alfredson

Written by

John Ajvide Lindqvist (Writer)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

Sweden

Language

Swedish

Tagline

Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and she just moved in next door.

Cast

Keywords

murder vampire sweden bullying bully castration young love androgyny new neighbor child vampire

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