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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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