The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Starring: Rupert Friend, Vera Farmiga & David Thewlis Director: Mark Herman  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: FRIENDSHIP BEYOND THE FENCE
    • Deleted Scenes: With Optional Commentary By Writer/Director Mark Herman and Author John Boyne
    • Audio Commentary: Writer/Director Mark Herman and Author John Boyne

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Entertainment Reviews:

Empire - 10/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Mark Herman's adaptation of John Boyne's novella succeeds....Both Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis furnish their parental roles with real humanity."
USA Today - 11/07/2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS adds another poignant tale to the canon of Holocaust movies....It is also a notably faithful rendering of John Boyne's novel, told from the perspective of a young boy."
Los Angeles Times - 11/07/2008
"[A]n affecting drama that refuses to soft-pedal its harrowing conclusion."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/05/2008
"THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS is not only about Germany during the war, although the story it tells is heartbreaking in more than one way."
Rolling Stone - 11/13/2008
3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he power of the story and the performances -- young Butterfield amazes -- is indisputable."

Product Description:

From Miramax Films, the studio that brought you the Academy Award(R)-winning LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Best Foreign Language Film, 1998) comes THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, it's "an unforgettable motion picture experience powerful and moving beyond words" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com). Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naive eight-year-old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops. Set during World War II, this remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.

Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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From Miramax Films, the studio that brought you the Academy Award(R)-winning LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Best Foreign Language Film, 1998) comes THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, it's "an unforgettable motion picture experience powerful and moving beyond words" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com). Bored and restless in his new home, Bruno, an innocent and naive eight-year-old, ignores his mother and sets off on an adventure in the woods. Soon he meets a young boy, and a surprising friendship develops. Set during World War II, this remarkable and inspiring story about the power of the human spirit will capture your heart and engage your mind.

Plot Keywords:

Based On A Novel | Children | Friendships | Holocaust | Nazis | Theatrical Release | War | World War II | WWII

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  • Sales Rank: 21,497
  • UPC: 031398135210
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