The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
A timeless story of innocence lost and humanity found.
Do you ever get out of here?
Set during World War II, a young German boy and his family move to the 'country', where his father has been appointed commandant at a concentration camp. Blissfully unaware of the horrors of war and concentration camps, the little boy manages to make friends with one of the inmates, a Jewish boy of the same age. However, as time goes by and things get worse for the Nazis, it's only a matter of time before tragedy strikes.
95 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Prejudice) Drama, War, On the art circuit
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Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie, Jack Scanlon, David Hayman, Rupert Friend
Mark Herman Screenplay Mark Herman, from the novel by John Boyne Music James Horner Cinematography Benoît Delhomme Editing Michael ellis Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2008
Produced by BBC Films, Heyday Films, Miramax Films
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FPB Report (SA)
Violence Fairly strong psychologically, strongly implied violece
Prejudice Strong racial prejudice, hatred and negative stereotyping of Jews in historical context
Drug abuse None
Comments Warning: Strong racial prejudice and hatred, negative stereotypes of Jews, demeaning and dehumanising in historical context. Mature accompaniment to counter-balance psychological distress.
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Diane de Beer 5
Die Burger Laetitia Pople 15
Cape Times Michael Sragow 5
iAfrica.com Rebekah Kendal 15
The Citizen David Jenkin 16
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 5 International Media
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Jason Anderson 5
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 13
Metacritic.com 28 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com 105 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 13
IMDB 1672 Netizens 16
Average .. 57% 11
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