The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Film Analysis

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Trevor Eckermann
Period 2
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
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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 doesn’t know him and walked in on him eating it. The lieutenant forced Bruno upstairs and he didn’t see Shmuel at the usual spot to meet up for a few days. While his parents frequently arguing his sister, Gretel and him realize it is a camp for the Jews and Bruno describes how it is a terrible idea, but his sister believes it’s only bad for the Jews. Bruno feels some relief after watching a propaganda film made by his father to make the concentration camps seem like a better place than it really is. Bruno is
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