Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Bruno, the eight-year-old son of a World War II German commandant in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, serves as an allegory for humanity's awakening to the horrors the Nazi regime.

Through his developing relationship with Shmuel, an adolescent imprisoned in the concentration camp administered by Bruno's father, Bruno--like the rest of the world--realized too late what atrocities were being carried out by people he loved and trusted.

The film is powerful in its simplicity, and has an ending that is highly emotional.

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