The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, History, War


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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.


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  • Asa Butterfield in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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28 August 2008 | mjavfc1
10
| Utterly Devastating
My fiancé and I purchased tickets for a special advanced screening of this movie during the Carnegie Film Festival in Dunfermline, Fife. I didn't realise, but we were one of the first people to see it. I will try and not spoil it and keep the review very simple and straight forward.

The film is mainly shot through the eyes of Bruno played by Asa Butterfield growing up in war time Germany during the holocaust. After relocating at the will of the German Army, the film then centres on the friendship between Bruno and Shmuel (Jack Scanlon). I will end it there as I don't wish to spoil the rest of the film.

Putting to one side the fact that everyone has a flawless English accent (which does make it difficult to hate them at first), the cinematics, sound, editing and above all acting are a credit to the British film industry.

Asa Butterfield is fine young actor and I'm sure will be destined for even greater things in the future.

As I mentioned above, I won't give anything away, but I will say that this is the first time I have been to the Cinema and everyone sat quiet right up until the end of the credits.

Please, please see this film. It will remain with you for a long time.

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Release Date:

26 November 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Hungary

Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$253,085 9 November 2008

Gross USA:

$9,046,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,416,563

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