Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The boy in the striped pyjamas

I haven't recommended a good film for a while so here's one we watched over the weekend.

It is called The boy in the striped pyjamas.

It's a holocaust movie, but don't let that put you off.

It explores the holocaust from a child's point of view and follows Bruno, the son of a German soldier who befriends a young boy named Shmuel (that's not a typo), an 8 year old boy who lives on a strange compound nearby and wears only striped pyjamas.

Shmuel is obviously in a concentration camp but the friendship between the boys grows as they get to know each other through the barbed wire fence.

It's definitely not a feel good movie but if you want something that will make you think more than GI Joe or Transformers 2 then give it a try.

No comments:

Post a Comment