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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Allegorical taleBy ghedgehog (29 reviews) from Milton Keynes , 31 Aug 2013Initially I thought, no, not another Holocaust film, but in fact this is a touching allegorical tale showing how innocence can prevail over prejudice.
Hard HittingBy Littleb1t (1 review) , 28 Aug 2013This film had such an impact on me, truly sad, everyone should watch this film at least once, it is incredible
Engrossing and a lesson from history.By LuS1fer (9 reviews) , 28 Jul 2013Initially I thought this was going to be another 'Empire Of the Sun' but as it turned out, it was fairly engrossing and the twist is both clever and disturbing.
A great filmBy a customer , 27 May 2013Irish author John Boyne offered us a novel that is poetic, horrific and incandescent in it's youthful innocence of a very difficult topic. The film adaptation of his book reflects this, adult protagonists are played up, and the young actors are exuberant in their portrayal of their characters. This is a film that brought to me the horror of genocide, evoked pity, love and anger. A great film.
fully emotionalBy GAVINAIRE11 (2 reviews) , 23 May 2013it is a happy (to begin with) and emotional story that draws you in right to the end. This is a very powerful movie so keep your tissues at the ready.