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The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Release Date 12 Sep 2008 TBA

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Certificate: 12A

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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust.

Cast:
Vera Farmiga | David Thewlis | Rupert Friend | Richard Johnson | Sheila Hancock | Jim Norton | David Heyman | Asa Butterfield | Cara Horgan | Amber Beattie

Writers:
John Boyne | Mark Herman

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Directors:
Mark Herman

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User Reviews

    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    Onionhead

    The story is passable, albeit a little too manufactured for my taste in terms of its moral lessons, but the execution is so stilted and unconvincing that the experience is uncomfortable

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    peteclarke

    Beautiful film!

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    kellymm

    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    sarah+1

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    seamyfox

    Good

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    hammer

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    girl_friday

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    gman127

    I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was

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    Rachel

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    Dezo

    A very good film.

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    Garrincha

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    Catsamar

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    Katey

    Not as dramatic or compelling as the book but was cast well and the ending was well done.

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    aislingc

    This movie is heart breaking. Great twist in the plot! The child actors are incredible

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    cathyq30

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