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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. »

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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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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is rated PG-13: for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust.

Cast: David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon.
Studio: 2008 Miramax
Website: Official site for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

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In 1940s Berlin, eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) enjoys a simple life full of playtime with his chums until he is informed that his military father (David Thewlis) has received a… 
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Why Is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Rated PG-13?

This fictional film deals with issues surrounding the Jewish Holocaust and how two young boys—one… 
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