Irish novelist John Boyne’s The Boy With The Stripped Pyjamas gets a trailer!
The trailer to Miramax’s ‘The Boy With The Stripped Pyjamas’ has hit the web. Directed by Mark Herman, the film is based on the best-selling novel by Irish author John Boyne, who also co-wrote the script to the feature adaptation.
The film centres on eight year-old Bruno, the sheltered son of a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the family from their comfortable home in Berlin to a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no-one to play with. Crushed by boredom and compelled by curiosity, Bruno ignores his mother’s repeated instructions not to explore the back garden and heads for the ‘farm’ he has seen in the near distance. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire fence. Bruno’s encounter with the boy in the striped pyjamas leads him from innocence to a dawning awareness of the adult world around them as his meetings with Shmuel develop into a friendship with devastating consequences.
Boyne’s 2006 novel has alreadt sold more that 3 million copies and been translated into 30 languages.The film hits Irish threatres September 11th.