Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

You never know what treasures you will discover in the world of cinema. One such treasure is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008). It's about the young son of a Nazi commander who befriends a Jewish boy in a concentration camp. 

The film is based on the novel of the same name by John Boyne and directed by Mark Herman, who also wrote the screenplay. It features Asa Butterfiled as Bruno (the son of the Nazi commander), and Jack Scanlon as Shmuel, the Jewish boy. 

Beautiful cinematography by Benoit Delhomme, haunting music by James Horner and masterful editing by Michael Ellis, this film is truly a masterpiece of cinema. 

 The ending is powerful and horrific. Be warned.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)


  1. It does sound powerful, but I'm not in a good place to watch anything downer right now. Maybe I'll check it out one day.

  2. Craig, you do have to be in a certain mood to watch something like this. I hadn't been for a long time, but now I'm on the "down" swing.