Watch The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- 1 hr 34 min
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.