The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

PG-13| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father (David Thewlis) has just become commandant. Unhappy and lonely, he wanders out behind his house one day and finds Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish boy of his age. Though the barbed-wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Release Date: November 7th, 2008|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • The power of this Holocaust tale sneaks up and floors you. show more

  • The film succeeds to the degree that it does -- partially, but honorably and sometimes affectingly -- because it was made as well as it was. show more

  • In key ways, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is like Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth": a child, caught in the waking nightmare of one of history's ugliest times, confronting the horrors of a grown-up world, and dealing with them as best he, or she, can. show more

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  • September 29, 2009 gijoe10537
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    so sad, but makes you think is one life worth anything? why was Brunos' life worth more than anyone elses 70 men died in that tank, did anyone care about them?

  • August 15, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
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    Great story. The movie makes a person stop and think about how destructive hate is to everyone, even innocent children, if they're of the wrong "culture". (I don't like to use the term "race" because all humans are of the human race and therefore we're all equal.)

  • May 04, 2009 God's child
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    Excellent film, I loved it.

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