The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Our best guess for you: 3.9 stars

Average of 1430 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2008 M Some content may disturb.

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 Pyjamas. 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, based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, this remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.

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91 minutes
Fatso Top 100
Rated #86 out of Fatso's Top 100

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Greek, Bulgarian. English for the deaf and hearing impaired
English, Hungarian, Polish Dolby Digital 5.1

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4 by Vincent4

really enjoyed this one. An eye opener to how the families on the German side viewed the war. Children are so innocent whaever the situation

5 by Suzyque

Having been to Auschwitz, this movie for me, was more about remembering history so we never repeat it then the storyline. A very moving, emotional movie, not for the the fainthearted.

5 by noo

What a brilliant lesson in how gullible humans are easily we accept what we are told. The better side of human nature is the innocence of children and how colour, race and other differences... Read more

4 by FLemmon

What a sad sad tale. It left me feeling quite at a loss and empty. Well acted by the two boys. The approach of the parents not to inform their children adequately left me a little angry. Ignorance was... Read more

4 by Human Tripod

Thought provoking. made my wife cry. ideal classroom tool.

2 by patrick10009

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has its moments and in general is well made, but the plot lacks plausibility. One example: how did the boy of the title slip away from the guards time after time to pass... Read more

5 by Merypink

This is a different look at an often-filmed subject matter and I thought it was handled exceptionally well. A look at the horrors of a concentration camp seen through young and innocent eyes, it is... Read more

4 by reez4

very good well acted a good lenght film would recommend it

5 by wairererose

The acting in this was so real I felt like I was there. I resonated with each of the characters and was hooked to the last moment and beyond. Worthwhile viewing.

5 by Anniemae

Superb story - heart rendering at times. I cried at the end.