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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 07, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

93 min.

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mark Herman

Producer

David Heyman

Screenwriter

Mark Herman

Starring

Story


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 Schmuel, 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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..poignant..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..too manipulative and sentimental..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
“..haunting Holocaust tale with a chilling end..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]