Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

- Film: “The boy in the striped pyjamas”
- Director: Mark Herman - Author: John Boyne
- Genre: Drama

- Cast: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock and Rupert Friend


This film tells the story about the childhood of an eight years old boy, Bruno, who is son of a nazi officer. Full of innocence and questions without answers, he faces terrible experiences.
When Bruno’s father is promoted, all the family is forced to leave their home and move to Berlin, near a death camp where his father commands all the movements and actions. As a consequence of all that terrible surrounding, Bruno’s parents have lots of quarrels and differents opinion about how they feel about Hitler, and the horrifying responsabilities they have over Jewish people. Although his mother doesn’t agree totally with the nazi régime and his father does, they don’t want Bruno to know the tragical reality they have to live, so he isnt’t allowed to go further than the fence indicates.
This prohibition causes a mistery in Bruno, so every day he visits the garden and sit before the fence, thinking about what that weird farm is. This accion becomes a routine, until one day, he meets on the other side of it, a Jewish child, Samuel, whose appearence is a little bit strange to Bruno, because he is all dirty, thin, hairless, and without teeth. Immediately, Samuel and Bruno become great friends, although they know they are not allowed to talk. They both live the reality as an adventure, and can’t understand why there is a separation between them.
In my opinion, as a conclusion, “ the boy in the striped pyjamas” is a really catching movie, because it shows how dificult was life in that time, when Hitler had the power. Besides, it is admirable the inocence of both kids, and how they feel no discrimination. It’s a film about friendship and loyalty. Besides, what I liked the most is that the film director succeeded in creating the atmosphere of that time, It was really credible and sad at the same time.

Written by: Paula Fernandez Ansoar

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