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Still shot from the movie: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

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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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

With so many true stories about the Jewish Holocaust, how do you feel about the creation of fictional ones? Do you think it serves a positive purpose? Or does it undermine and/or trivialize the actual event?

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