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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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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Credits
Cast
Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie, Jack Scanlon, David Hayman, Rupert Friend
Director
Mark Herman
ScreenplayMark Herman, from the novel by John Boyne
MusicJames Horner
CinematographyBenoît Delhomme
EditingMichael ellis
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byBBC Films, Heyday Films, Miramax Films

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly strong psychologically, strongly implied violece
PrejudiceStrong racial prejudice, hatred and negative stereotyping of Jews in historical context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsWarning: Strong racial prejudice and hatred, negative stereotypes of Jews, demeaning and dehumanising in historical context. Mature accompaniment to counter-balance psychological distress.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer5
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople15
Cape TimesMichael Sragow5
iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal15
The CitizenDavid Jenkin16
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge5
International Media
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert18
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson quote icon 5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 13
Metacritic.com28 critics11
RottenTomatoes.com105 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 13
IMDB1672 Netizens quote icon 16
Average .. 57%11


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