The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bruno, an 8-year-old German boy, befriends another young boy who wears ill-fitting striped pajamas and lives behind an electric fence. What Bruno doesn’t know is that his friend is a Jewish boy being held in a World War II concentration camp—a camp that Bruno’s father runs.
Based on a Book
Author John Boyne wrote the first draft of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in just two and a half days. The book sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.
- ”[T]he great conundrum of the Holocaust is that it was perpetrated by human beings, not monsters. Few movies have rendered this puzzle so powerfully.” – Christian Science Monitor
- “The power of this Holocaust tale sneaks up and floors you.” – Rolling Stone
- Rating: PG-13
- Number of discs: 1
- Run time: 94 minutes
- Studio: Miramax Lionsgate
- Starring Asa Butterfield as Bruno and David Thewlis as the father
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