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Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) - Movie Details

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War Drama
93 min.
Release Date
November 7, 2008 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
March 10, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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93 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically... Full synopsis »

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Nazi movies were popular among filmmakers in the latter half of 2008, but several flew in under the radar. One such film was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a movie that is not a biopic about Michael Jackson but about two young boys who become friends, despite one being the son of a soldier and the other an imprisoned Jew. As can be expected, it's a cheerful movie with a happy ending. Full movie review »
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