PG-13 | | Drama, 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.
The character name "Meinberg" translates into English as "My Hill" or "My Mountain." Director Mark Herman is a Hull City supporter, and at the time, the Hull goalkeeper was Boaz Myhill.
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...
When Bruno selects the tyre for his swing in the shed, Pavel selects a tyre which has less tread, and is also a different pattern to the one which is then used as the swing.
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