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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) befriends an unusual kid about his age (Jack Scanlon) living on the other side of a fence behind his home. But what the innocent child doesn't realize is that The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is actually a Jewish youngster being held in a concentration camp overseen by Bruno's father, a Nazi Commandant (David Thewlis). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 07 Nov 2008
Video Release: 10 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A father tries to shield his son from the horrors of the Holocaust in the film Life is Beautiful. A child escapes from a concentration camp in I Am David. A group of students attempt to grasp the magnitude of the genocide that occurred during World War II in the documentary Paper Clips.

This movie is based on a novel written by John Boyne. You can find his book (also called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) at your local library or bookstore.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 10 March 2009

Meet The Boy in the Striped Pajamas with this DVD release. Bonus extras include an audio commentary by writer/director Mark Herman and author John Boyne, deleted scenes (with optional commentary) and the featurette Friendship Beyond the Fence. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), with subtitles in Spanish.


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