Projects

Projects

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
Release Date: November 7, 2008

Director: Mark Herman
Starring: David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon
Distributor: Maple Pictures
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (Maple Pictures) is based on the best-selling children's book by the Irish writer John Boyne. It offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust.