The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Friendship Has No Prejudice

Title page for the film the boy in the striped pyjamas

What it’s about

Bruno is the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp during WWII. His friendship with a Jewish boy he meets across the fence leads to unexpected consequences.

Why you should watch it

Is hatred for those who think different to us in our blood or do we learn to hate those who think different? This film uses a story between two young boys to search for the answer. And without question is one of those films that is so simple and yet through its simplicity creates magic.

Truly empowering story about friendship with an extraordinarily powerful message at its heart, which also captures brilliantly the horrors of the Holocaust and the madness of it without utilising any real violence.

If you’re looking for a film that will leave you feeling happy at the end, this is not for you. But if you’re looking for a film that will change the way you see the world, then this is one of those films, because it’s a damn guarantee that after watching this you will never look at a person who thinks differently to you in the same way again.

Runtime: 94 minutes

Published by David Graham

Sci-fi and fantasy writer, blogger and photographer emanating from the north-east of England.

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