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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Boy With Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Director: Mark Herman
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis
Genre: Drama, War 

Plot: An emotional, heart-wrenching drama set during the Holocaust events of WWII. This brilliant movie shows the "death of innocence"...quite literally.

The Boy With Striped Pyjamas (2008)

A young German boy, Bruno (Asa Butterfield) befriends a young Jewish boy, Shmuel (Jack Scanlon) after Bruno's family relocates to a new place. Bruno's father (SS Commander) is in charge of the prison camp where Shmuel is detained with his family as a prisoner.

This prison camp is actually a Nazi Death Camp-a fact Commander has concealed from his wife and family. Commander's wife is devastated once truth dawns onto her.
Innocent Bruno isn't aware what a Death Camp is. For him all the prisoners in Striped pyjamas are participants in a game. He visits the prison boundaries secretly and plays with Shmuel - who is equally unaware about realities. Bruno also convinces Shmuel that it's all a game and they together decide to look for Shmuel's missing father.

Back at home Commander and his perturbed wife realize that Bruno is missing. They track him down to the Prison.
But now the Game might have gone a bit too far.

Without a shadow of doubt a movie that impacts your soul deeply.

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