Miramax Films | Release Date: November 7, 2008
Summary: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a powerful fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust. (Miramax Films)
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Runtime: 94 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, War
Countries: USA, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
Director Credit
Mark Herman Director
Writer Credit
John Boyne Writer
Mark Herman Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Asa Butterfield Bruno
David Thewlis Father
Cast Credit
Amber Beattie Gretel
Béla Fesztbaum Schultz
Cara Horgan Maria
Charlie Baker Palm Court Singer
Domonkos Németh Martin
Henry Kingsmill Karl
Iván Verebély Meinberg
László Áron Lars
Richard Johnson Grandpa
Sheila Hancock Grandma
Vera Farmiga Elsa - Mother
Zac Mattoon O'Brien Leon
Zsuzsa Holl Berlin Cook
Producer Credit
Christine Langan Executive Producer
David Heyman Producer
Mark Herman Executive Producer
Mary Richards Line Producer
Rosie Alison Co-Producer