Finally got round to watching the film and loved it. As it turns out there was loads from the book left out.
In very different ways, Oskar and Eli were both victims. Which is why, against the odds, they became friends. And how they came to depend on one another, for life itself. Oskar is a 12 year old boy living with his mother on a dreary housing estate at the city's edge. Eli is the young girl who moves in next door.