I watched a movie with a friend earlier today and I’m left with the effects. I feel slightly stunned.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a 2008 film directed by Mark Herman and based on the novel by John Boyne.
The movie is set in Germany during World War Two. Eight year old Bruno, his sister Gretel and their parents move for their father’s new job as a commandant of a Jewish concentration camp. Bruno doesn’t understand the situation and with tragic consequences he befriends a Jewish boy of his own age who’s living inside the camp.
It’s a breathtaking film about innocence and awakening, about trust, about realisation and about humanity. Highly recommended.