PG-13 | | Drama, History, War
Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Vera Farmiga is the only American actress in the movie.
Bruno: Mum, what's going on?
Mother: We're celebrating.
Mother: Mm, your father's been given a promotion.
Gretel: That means a better job.
Bruno: I know what promotion is.
Mother: So we're having a little party to celebrate.
Bruno: He's still going to be a soldier though, isn't...
Ralf, Kotler and the other soldiers would also wear Nazi armbands which they don't in this film.
Quotation displayed before the opening titles: "Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows - John Betjeman"
$253,085 9 November 2008
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