The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is out now on DVD, and to commemorate we have a prize that is a must for any fan. As well as special edition pack of the DVD of the film we also have some film posters signed by the John Boyne, the Irish author of the original novel the film is based on. Runners-Up will have the chance to win a signed DVD inlay.
Berlin, 1942 – Eight-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country.
All he knows is that his father was promoted and he has been moved from a c
omfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno’s friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation, as their secret meetings result in a friendship that has startling and devastating consequences.