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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

8 Ratings: 4.5
A movie directed by Mark Herman

   The innocence of childhood savagely collides with the Holocaust inThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Bruno (Asa Butterfield) knows that his father is a soldier and that they have to move to a new house in the country... a house near what he … see full wiki

Director: Mark Herman
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Thriller, War
Release Date: 28 November 2008 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
review by . April 15, 2009
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)    CAPSULE: With more the feel of a fable than of a genuine piece of history, this film tells the story of Bruno, the loving son of a father who was running an extermination camp for the Nazis. With a child's innocence he does not understand what the camp is and, he makes friends with an interned boy. If the film is a fable, it is a powerful one. Mark Herman directs from his own screenplay based on the …
review by . March 17, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This is the saddest movie you're likely to see ever, not so much for the wrenching intimate tragedy it portrays but for the historical reality that it epitomizes. Could you possibly make sense of this film if you knew nothing at all about the mass murder of Jews in Hitler's Germany and the lands that Germany occupied? I don't think so! Fortunately, there are few people that ignorant of history alive right now, although there are a vicious few who deny it. Clearly, this is a film not just about two …
review by . March 15, 2009
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS is a 'compleat' motion picture: even the title states the vision of the film in a subtly powerful way. Based on the excellent novel by John Boyne and adapted for the screen by director Mark Herman, this film has the courage to re-visit the Holocaust from the child's perspective. Not that it covers up the atrocities of that horrid event and time - quite the opposite: in electing to examine that period in history the stance is that of two children, one German son of …
review by . March 01, 2009
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"    Disturbing Yet Brilliant    Amos Lassen    There seems to be a lot of films about the Holocaust coming out of late and some of them seem to be cashing in on the darkest period in the history of the world. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" rises above them all and shows us what so many others don't. It is a shocking film--not in physical violence but in inferred inhumanity. This is a movie that will give …
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