Year of Release: 2008
Director: Mark Herman
Approx. Running Time: 94 minutes
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
-The Guardian and The Times/UK
From Miramax Films, the studio that brought you the Academy Award-winning Life Is Beautiful (Best Foreign Language Film, 1998) comes The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, it's "an unforgettable motion picture experience. Powerful and moving beyond words" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com). Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naive eight-year-old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops. Set during World War II, this remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.
This movie moved a little slowly at first but after it got going it became a very engaging film. It was really saddening to watch the mother in particular as she came to the realization of what her husband truly was and had to watch as her children were corrupted by it. And then, of course, there was Bruno and the shattering of his illusions of his father and his country.
Very emotionally difficult to watch but very well made.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2008 (Year of Release)