Rent The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

3.8 of 5 from 444 ratings
1h 30min
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Synopsis:
Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naive eight-year-old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops. Set during World War II, based on the best –selling novel by John Boyne, this remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.
Actors:
, , , , Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill, , , Zsuzsa Holl, , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
John Boyne, Mark Herman
Studio:
Miramax
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/02/2009
Run Time:
90 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Friendship Beyond the Fence (25 minutes)
  • Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by Director Mark Herman and Author John Boyne)
  • And much more
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/08/2011
Run Time:
94 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with writer/director Mark Herman and author John Boyne
  • Friendship beyond the fence
  • Deleted scenes

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Reviews (5) of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Simple but gripping - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas review by LVZ

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This is a very simple, yet powerful film. If this was a stage production, the sets will have cost relatively little.

I liked it for its simplicity and clarity of messages from the characters. I disliked it in one or two places where the Commandant and his lieutenant seems to overplay aggression somewhat.I am pleased I have seen this film as it is time well spent.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A touching story - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas review by Dorutka

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We had it all before. War destroys lives. But this is seen through the eyes of a young boy who is trying to make sense of it all. I prefered the book but the films faithfuly portrays the story. Highly recommended.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Where did they find Asa - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas review by JD

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The prospect a seeing a film with two child unknown actors in the main roles must not put you off seeing this film. Their acting is out of this world, utterly convincing and fantastically moving. The plot based on the holocaust has not been done from this angle before and I cannot imagine a better way of doing it than through the eyes of a child. The areas of want are in fact in some of the adult acting which is a bit OTT.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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