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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The tale of an unlikely friendship 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.

Based on the best-selling book by John Boyne.

Release date:

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 May 2015 00:20
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
BrunoAsa Butterfield
ShmuelJack Scanlon
FatherDavid Thewlis
ElsaVera Farmiga
GretelAmber Beattie
GrandpaRichard Johnson
PavelDavid Hayman
Lieutenant KotlerRupert Friend
LeonZac Mattoon O'Brien
MartinDomonkos Nemeth
KarlHenry Kingsmill
GrandmaSheila Hancock
DirectorMark Herman
ProducerDavid Heyman
Executive ProducerChristine Langan
WriterMark Herman
AuthorJohn Boyne

Mark Kermode reviews The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas reviewed by Mark Kermode

"The two performances by the young stars are terrific"

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