The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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"Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us."
  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.8  (195,088)
  • 55

In this drama, a young German boy lives near a WWII concentration camp where his father works. As the boy plays near the camp's fence, he befriend a Jewish boy who is imprisoned inside. The movie debuted in 2008 to mixed reviews. In the film, a young German boy moves with his family to German-occupied Poland during World War II. The boy is confused by the anti-Jewish propaganda being repeated by the Nazi-sympathizing people around him. He plays by a day in a woods near his home, and he comes upon a barbed-wire fence. Behind the fence is a young Jewish boy wearing a striped prison camp uniform that the German boy mistakes for pajamas. Neither boy knows the truth about the death camp in which the Jewish boy is imprisoned, and their relationship is innocent. The film was criticized for its inaccurate depiction of events and situations around the Holocaust. It was also criticized for focusing on the sympathetic German family, given that they were living in territory that had been invaded by their country and were participating in the events that led to the extermination of millions of Jews. The film received mixed professional reviews, with critics saying that despite its kitschy presentation, it was genuinely touching.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I Want To Go Home
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I Want To Go Home

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: Be Careful
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: Be Careful

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I'm Exploring
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I'm Exploring

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: This Is Not War
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: This Is Not War

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I Want To Make A Swing
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: I Want To Make A Swing

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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Description
In this drama, a young German boy lives near a WWII concentration camp where his father works. As the boy plays near the camp's fence, he befriend a Jewish boy who is imprisoned inside. The movie debuted in 2008 to mixed reviews. In the film, a young German boy moves with his family to German-occupied Poland during World War II. The boy is confused by the anti-Jewish propaganda being repeated by the Nazi-sympathizing people around him. He plays by a day in a woods near his home, and he comes upon a barbed-wire fence. Behind the fence is a young Jewish boy wearing a striped prison camp uniform that the German boy mistakes for pajamas. Neither boy knows the truth about the death camp in which the Jewish boy is imprisoned, and their relationship is innocent.

The film was criticized for its inaccurate depiction of events and situations around the Holocaust. It was also criticized for focusing on the sympathetic German family, given that they were living in territory that had been invaded by their country and were participating in the events that led to the extermination of millions of Jews.

The film received mixed professional reviews, with critics saying that despite its kitschy presentation, it was genuinely touching.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a 2008 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 55.

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  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (195,088)
  • Metascore
    55