The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) Reviews
Never the less a good film.
"The boy in the striped pajamas" is a drama of war realized with the hands of a master by: Mark Herman, he knew how to put his sensibility on a subject that can not be more delicate than this black period of human history, with His deportations, his massacres, his pure horror. A very realistic and very hard movie on the concentration camps, and the story is really poignant, and the characters are well written and superbly interpreted by very convincing actors. Asa Butterfield in the role: Bruno and Jack Scanlon in the role of Shmuel (the Jewish boy) and Vera Farmiga in the role of Asa's mother and David Thewlis in the role of Asa's father. A movie that fills the spectator with emotion, a great film of its kind, because all these wars are also all the misfortunes of the world that fall on the heads of the innocent, a movie to be discovered absolutely for its sensitivity to the skin
A must watch for drama fans! Very strong story.
If you can overlook the fact that the narrative seems intent on dictating our emotions by threads of forced melodrama, you'll do well to put this little depressive nugget of cinema on your "to watch" list.
The film follows Bruno played by then child actor Asa Butterfield (Asa Butterfield, Actor), a young boy whose father just received a job to oversee captives at a Nazi ?Concentration Camp?. Bruno is thrust into a risky situation when his curiosity strikes him and he ventures out of his family quarters against his father?s wishes and find a young boy named Shmuel, played by Jack Scanlon, (Jack Scanlon Actor). Hungry, tired and depressed Shmuel begins to vent to Bruno about his family and his new, unfortunate, life. The duo eventually befriends one another and are set on a mission to find Shmuel?s father. Bruno ends up disguising himself as a captive and both of the young boys end up in the Concentration Camp to embark on finding the lost man. Unknowingly, the boys are shoved into a Gas Chamber where they both end up with an emotional demise. Bruno?s father is the biggest opposing force in this film as he keeps Bruno sheltered from the harsh reality that he is taking a part of. Viewers are left trying to piece things together and are shocked and in need of a bit more screen time to recuperate from the disastrous ending.
Film Director Mark Herman, (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Director Mark Herman) used this film to pull at the heart strings of audiences from all different backgrounds and viewpoints. The slow, dreary aesthetics of this film sets a remarkable tone for a large concentration of the plot. The setting of this film takes place on a lush farmland filled with babbling brooks and rolling hills. This set the need for the viewer to emphasize and focus on the plot and the true meaning of this film. In addition to the emotional circumstances and film art, the Director shown a positive, yet temporary light of the horrific 19th century event that this film is based on known as the ?Holocaust?. It gives viewers hope for what could have been a real-life event of a two normal little boys based in 1940 Germany. Continuing, the movie has the audience tugging from different character sides and selecting the father as the biggest opposing force to the end result of the film. The learning experience this movie presents to the viewer is spectacular and a marvelous reflection piece on a real life event. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is guaranteed to be a film that gives viewers a connection piece to real life event?s that may have happened during their lives.
Fellow Reviewer, Simon Reynolds, (Simon Reynolds, Reviewer) used the following remark when reviewing this film ?This bleak World War II drama practically hands you a tissue and begs you to cry?. This statement isn?t necessarily true and shows an opposing opinion due to my positive light on this film. In an argumentative response, the film shown a realistic side to a catastrophic event that happened in history. The film gives the viewer a large enough and complicated plot to distract the viewer from any sort of minor acting mishap. The acting in the film was phenomenal and realistic, the setting and plot was mind boggling and the intentions that this film portrayed were good and a great learning experience for someone who many have not known exactly what happened during the holocaust.
?What are the odds that the man running a concentration camp would fail to indoctrinate
his own son in his hateful philosophy?? is a remarkable summarization by Kam Williams. (Kam Williams, Reviewer). The scenario that is given to us by watching the film makes the viewer want to put themselves into the parent shoes and change the circumstantial outcome. A rollercoaster ride is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to viewing this film. It gives you a valuable thinking process and has the viewer wanting to hold on for a love one. If you?re viewing the film anytime soon, grab a box of tissues and sit down with a love one because this is an film that needs to be discussed and analyzed.