1981: Oskar is 12 years old and bullied in school, trapped in a world of class mate violence and absent parents from which there seems to be no escape. Until, that is, he meets his new neighbour Eli, a mysterious little girl who only goes out at night and who can't cross his doorstep unless he explicitly invites her in...
Jon Ajvide Lindqvists debut novel "Let the right one in" is one of the biggest Swedish literary successes of the last decade. With Lindqvist writing the screenplay, director Tomas Alfredson has crafted a beautiful film about growing up - about love, friendship and vampires.
Tomas Alfredson (b. 1965) is the son of Hans Alfredson, better known as Hasse of Hasse & Tage, the most popular directorial duo in Swedish filmhistory. Tomas started his career as director for the popular TV-show "Bert", about a teenaged boy whose interests include "girls, women and babes". Alfredson then rose to prominence directing several projects for the comedy group Killinggänget, such as the films SCREWED IN TALLINN (1999) and FOUR SHADES OF BROWN (2004). He has also worked on various stage productions and is currently, along with the rest of Killinggänget, putting together a play which is due to open on the main stage of Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre in the autumn of 2009.