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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

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Starring (View all)
Julia Papp Julia Papp
Dancer
Jack Scanlon Jack Scanlon
Shmuel
Jim Norton Jim Norton
Herr Liszt
Rupert Friend Rupert Friend
Lieutenant Kotler
David Hayman David Hayman
Pavel
Attila Egyed Attila Egyed
Heinz
Béla Fesztbaum Béla Fesztbaum
Schultz
Iván Verebély Iván Verebély
Meinberg


Written by
Mark Herman Mark Herman
(screenplay)
John Boyne John Boyne
(novel)


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A good movie

8 years, 3 months ago at Jul 13 9:20
2 votes
At first, I wasn't really enthousiast about this flick. Indeed, it seemed to be rather oversentimental but since I kept hearing some good things about it, I thought I should check it out. Eventually, I have to admit that it was a really solid WWII drama. The best thing about it was the way they handled the main characters, the 2 kids. Indeed, it was never condescending and they never sounded smart... read more

Extremely underrated!

10 years, 9 months ago at Jan 1 22:57
1 vote
This film is one of the most emotional and heartbreaking films that I have ever seen before. This film is really beautiful at the same time because it teaches us that people who are supposed to be enemies can be friends at the same time like normal people can. This film showed us the unusual way of the holocaust because two of the four I have seen are true stories. I mostly thought this was quite ... read more

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6 years, 7 months ago at Mar 6 10:20
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This is such an amazing story. I always enjoy a good war movie fiction or not and this really is one of the ones at the top of the tier. The acting, the plot, the characters, and the cinematography are all phenomenal aspects of this heart-wrenching movie. Asa Butterfield shows he has skills at such a young age. We know he is gonna to be an amazing adult actor one day. Vera Farmiga and David Thewli... read more
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Description: '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 ... (more)
Release date: 12 September 2008
Tags: Holocaust (28), War (27), Drama (24), 2008 (21), Friendship (19), Nazi (15), WWII (14), 2000s (13), Germany (11), Nazis (10), Concentration Camp (10), Friends (9), Based On A Novel (9), Disturbing (8), Touching (8), Children (About) (7), Dramas (7), Book Adaptation (7), Based On A Book (7), Jews (6)
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