Spring Film Review: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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Trevor Eckermann Period 2 6/3/15 Spring Film Review Mark Herman’s “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” produced by David Heyman, portrays an 8 year old boy during the world-war II time period, who leaves Berlin to live close to a concentration camp because his father had recently become a German officer. He lived a gloomy and unhappy life after leaving Berlin. The film gives a point of view from both the boy’s life and the parents’ life. The starring actors and actresses were Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga and Amber Beattie. James Horner added feelings such as sadness, suspension, joy and many others to give more of a simulation of the events. Bruno, an 8 year old boy is growing up with a normal childhood in Berlin even though he…show more content…
Bruno’s grandma gets an unsatisfying feeling for Bruno and feels he shouldn’t go with but he does because his father insists. When they arrive to the home it is a big house in the country surrounded by tall barbed wired fences with army officers constantly coming and leaving. Bruno is able to see the people dressed in the striped pajamas walk into a room full of smoke. When he asks his parents what is going on they lie and Bruno would have to be one of those smart and curious kids to find out more. As time goes on in his new home he meets a boy around his age behind a barbed wired fence. They become friends even though it’s forbidden for them to communicate and they try to see each other as much as they can. Both the boys have no clue on what is going on. Shmuel, the Jewish boy said that the officers took their clothes away so that’s why they wear the striped pajamas. One day Bruno sees Shmuel cleaning the dishes and informs him that they are supposed to be enemies but instead offers him some food. Seconds later Lt. Kotler walks in and angrily asks Shmuel where he got it. Shmuel says Bruno gave it to him, but Bruno explains he

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