Sat 27 January 2:30pm
Director: Mark Herman
Cast: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend
Adapted from John Boyne’s bestselling novel, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is a fictional story that offers a unique and powerful perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people during wartime. Told through the eyes of an eight-year-old German boy shielded from the reality of World War II, this unforgettable tale follows an unlikely friendship that forms between Bruno (Butterfield), the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel (Scanlon), a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though a barbed-wire fence physically separates the two, their friendship grows and their lives become inescapably and tragically entwined. This is an enlightening, sobering and informative work for all generations of film goers.