Friday, May 8, 2020

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (Movie, Review): Tipstor® Pick

Summary: During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield) and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father (David Thewlis) has just become commandant. Unhappy and lonely, he wanders out behind his house one day and finds Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish boy of his age. Though the barbed-wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings.

Starring: David Hayman, David Thewlis, Jack Scanlon

Movie: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Network: Netflix

Awards: The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film

Tipstor® Pick


People need to watch this movie to realize the excellence – both of the execution of the movie and the solid script that the movie had, based on the novel from which it was adapted. In short, there are very few movies, specially Holocaust movies, that depict God’s punishment for wrongdoing so brilliantly. This movie is the best example I can give among all movies that I have watched till date. I would suggest people to read the novel first. That’s because in most cases novels contain details and descriptions that movies tend to skip in order to keep the movie within the time limit of say 1 or 2 hours. The entire cast played their roles brilliantly.


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