The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a historical-drama movie directed by Mark Herman and produced by David Heyman. This movie was released in 2008 and was distributed by Miramax Films.

SS Officer Ralph, his wife Elsa, and two children, Bruno and Gretel, move from Berlin to the countryside because Ralph is promoted commandant and the Nazi concentration camps. Bruno is confined to the front grounds of their new home and craves companionship and adventure. He disobeys his parents by sneaking out and trekking through the woods to an isolated, unguarded corner of the camp, which he initially believes to be a farm.  He befriends a little boy his age called Shmuel. Everyday they meet at the same spots and become very good friends. Little does Bruno know what is yet to come after he crosses over the fence to Shmuel.

The main character, Bruno, is played by Asa Butterfield

  • Officer Ralph is played by David Thewlis 
  • Elsa is played by Vera Farmiga 
  • Gretel is played by Amber Beattie 
  • Shmuel is played by Jack Scanlon 

I love this movie! It is EXCELLENT! I believe that everybody should watch this movie. It left me in tears at the end I have to say but it was worth it 😛 I really like how they used Asa Butterfield as Bruno. Asa Butterfield fits that character perfectly. I also like how Ralph looks a bit like Hitler 😛 LOL. It is an excellent movie to watch with family and friends.

I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 ratings

 

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