The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Synopsis

Adapted by Mark Herman from the best-selling book by John Boyne, the film is a story seen through the eyes of an eight year old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II.

This unforgettable tale follows an unlikely friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed-wire fence, their friendship grows and their lives become inescapably intertwined.

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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Shelia Hancock, Jack Scanlon
    • Director:
      Mark Herman
    • Producers:
      David Heyman, Rosie Alison
    • Screenplay:
      Mark Herman
    • Executive Producers:
      Michael Kuhn, Richard Eyre, James D Stern, Amir Malin, Rachel Cohen
    • Distributor
      Walt Disney Pictures
    • Sales Agent:
      Miramax Films
    • Credits summary:
      Miramax Films in Association with BBC Films presents a Heyday Films Production
    • Certificate:
      12A
    • Running time:
      94 mins 19 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      September 12th 2008
    • Out on DVD
      March 10th 2009

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