Expect heart-strings to be tugged...
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas review
15th March 2012
Fantastic film! A little slow in pace and confined to a handful of locations, but the film is beautifully shot and has a great soundtrack. What really shines through in the film, however, is the talent of Asa Butterfield, who plays Bruno. He plays his part magnificently and is probably the best piece of casting I've ever seen.
The film is set in world war two and follows the life of the family of a senior German Army officer. Most of the attention is focused on his son: Bruno. The film drifts along amiably enough for a while, and then quickly builds to a crushing climaxthat culminates in a thought provoking ending.