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.
In the film, Bruno is eight years old, whereas in the book, he is nine years old.
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...
In the many times Bruno and Shmuel meet each other, the pattern of the barbed wire fence changes from shot to shot, especially noticeable with the horizontal wires. The changes are dependent upon the perspective i.e. the wires are consistent when seen from either Bruno's perspective or Shmuel's perspective, but different comparing the two different perspectives. They are also different between the close-ups and the long shots.
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"
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