Thursday, February 07, 2013

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (Film)

I don't watch many films but last night I watched this:

Description from Amazon

Berlin, 1942. Eight-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that his father was promoted and he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Then he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pajamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation, as their secret meetings result in a friendship that has startling and devastating consequences.

Afterwards I was surprised to find it on YouTube, so maybe watch it if you have a spare 90 minutes! As a film I really enjoyed it, but the subject is very emotional!


  1. Hmmmm ... never heard of it. Thanks :)

  2. Oh, I think we'll watch that. It sounds like just our sort of film. Not that we're morbid, but somehow we feel it's a way of 'Never forgetting'.


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