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
Where's it showing?
Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie, Jack Scanlon, David Hayman, Rupert Friend
|Screenplay||Mark Herman, from the novel by John Boyne|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|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|
|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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|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer||5|
|Die BurgerLaetitia Pople||15|
|Cape TimesMichael Sragow||5|
|The CitizenDavid Jenkin||16|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||5|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||18|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson ||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||13|
|IMDB1672 Netizens ||16|
|Average .. 57%||11|
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