The Boy in the Striped Pajamas | 2008

Directed by: Mark Herman

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Main Plot

Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.


  • Asa Butterfield's character, Bruno, befriends a Jewish boy in a concentration camp while unaware of the atrocities happening there.
  • David Thewlis plays the father of the main character in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, who is a Nazi officer.
  • Rupert Friend plays the role of Lieutenant Kotler, a cruel Nazi soldier who works at the concentration camp.


In the ending of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Bruno, a young German boy, ventures into a concentration camp to help his Jewish friend, Shmuel, find his father. Unfortunately, they are caught up in a mass execution and are led into a gas chamber. As their families desperately search for them, the film ends with their tragic fate implied as the door to the gas chamber is closed.