When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

  1. Mark Herman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Boyne


Top Billed Cast

  1. Asa Butterfield

    Asa Butterfield

    Bruno Hoess

  2. Jack Scanlon

    Jack Scanlon


  3. Vera Farmiga

    Vera Farmiga

    Elsa Hoess

  4. David Thewlis

    David Thewlis

    Ralf Hoess

  5. Rupert Friend

    Rupert Friend

    Lieutenant Kurt Kotler

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 7, 2008


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $12,500,000.00

Revenue $20,416,563.00

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