The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
By: Don Morton | Aug 7, 2009 | No Comments | 12,496 views
©2008 Miramax Film Corp All rights reserved

©2008 Miramax Film Corp All rights reserved

Title in Japan: 縞模様のパジャマの少年
Director: Mark Herman
Starring: Domonkos Németh, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Asa Butterfield

Country: UK
Running Time: 93 min

A Disney movie about the Holocaust? Yes, I know, but read on. The story is seen through the eyes of a naïve 8-year-old German boy (Asa Butterfield) whose dad (David Thewlis) happens to run Auschwitz. Lacking playmates, the boy makes friends, across an electrified fence, with a young prisoner (Jack Scanlon). The climax, which you will not hear about from me, is effective and shocking, although its setup is a tad contrived. The general premise is strained, but the approach is fresh, the acting subtle and believable. Of course it’s all greatly sanitized—it is a Disney movie—but somehow it all works.



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