The Boy in the Striped Pajamas details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton, Sheila Hancock, David Heyman, Asa Butterfield, Cara Horgan, Ivan Verebely, Amber Beattie, Jack Scanlon|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted, Banged Up, Best of HD, Coming of Age, Decades: 00s, Hidden Gems, Just Arrived|
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
|1hr 30 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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The Boy In The Striped PyjamasBy a customer from Stockport , 13 Sep 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I highly recommend this film, which has narrowly missed my 5* rating, simply due to the fact that it is set in Germany, so it should have either been spoken in German with subtitles, or the actors should have had a German accent at least. It spoiled it for me that they spoke with a plain English accent. Also the little boy played by Asa Butterfield is a brilliant actor, however I couldn't help but think he didn't look like a little German boy. Hitler wanted children to have blond hair, so I am surprised they didn't dye his hair blond for the part, to fit in with the Nazi point of view.
Set during World War 2, the story is seen though the innocent eyes of a little boy, whose father is promoted to Nazi Commandant, which brings with it a new house for him and his family. The little boy is forbidden to go to the back of his house, where he sees strange people dressed in striped pyjamas working on what looks to him like a farm. A little adventurer with a big imagination, the German boy is bored of having no one to play with, and he ignores what he is told, and goes and explores for himself. He befriends a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence and they form an everlasting friendship, which has startling and unexpected consequences for the German boy and his family.
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Shocking and compellingBy a customer , 12 Oct 2013Riveting story, well acted, with an unexpected finale that certainly took me by surprise. Get your tissues handy and if you're watching with kids, be prepared to talk it through afterwards.
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Brilliant, movingBy a customer , 09 Oct 2013excellent ! excellent cast and superb acting however I agree that it should have been a German cast as it didn't feel authentic, more a great story.
best film everBy a customer , 30 Sep 2013the best film ever you should definatley watch it, great cast and acting especially vera Farminga at the end !
A beautiful, must see film.By a customer , 28 Sep 2013I have always been a bit reluctant to watch this film. People had told me that it was a sad, haunting movie that would definitely require a box of tissues. When I watched it however, I was surprised. I did not require tissues and I didn't even sniffle. You might find this heartless, but it's the truth. All the cast played their characters perfectly and it was an amazing insight to life on a WWII German concentration camp. The character of Bruno was portrayed perfectly by Asa Butterfield and the character's innocence and longing to help his friend was beautiful. Despite the sad, tragic ending, I found this quite a happy film because it made me reflect and be grateful that we have moved on from such a horrifying past.
brilliant. unforgettableBy a customer , 24 Sep 2013Wow, this film is one you will never forget..the ending in particular...I could not bring myself to watch it again though... harrowing really...