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the boy in the striped pyjamas film review

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (12A) Plot When a family's father (Thewlis) is relocated as he gets a job promotion, Bruno (Butterfield) is forced to move to an old prison-like house from his luxury of living in Berlin. With an urge to explore he escapes through the forbidden back door and finds himself becoming close to a young boy strangely dressed in striped pyjamas, the only thing separating them, an electric fence. Prepare to see the world through a young child's eyes like never before, as his innocence disappears and a forbidden friendship is gained with no boundaries, we discover the lines dividing us and the hope uniting us when we follow Bruno in his journey of self discovery. Review As you watch The Boy in Striped Pyjamas prepare for an emotional and inspiring feeling from a film that can guarantee to give you a new perspective and a useful insight into one of the major events in history. ...read more.

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This shows the impressive acting by such a young boy and we send credit out to the casting directors and Butterfield for this. The setting and clothing seems as though it is has been carefully investigated as they are very accurate and suit the era of the time. Bruno's new family home is precise down to every last detail and specifically built to be an exact replica of the real house that was owned by the chief of Auschwitz. The clothing is thought out thoroughly throughout the whole movie, the soldiers uniforms perfection to every small pin point detail and the clothing of the family showing their upper class status in their perfect and rich clothing in contrast to the 'pyjamas' worn by the workers. The lighting effects were creative and helped show both worlds contrast drastically even though the separation is only an electric fence. Herman uses lighting to add effect to the characters such as Shmuel being created to look like a monster, this is done ...read more.

Conclusion

we find that there are the small errors making this astonishing tale become unreal as the facts included in this film about Auschwitz decompose to find that children were not actually accepted into Auschwitz but killed when entering the camp making the film inaccurate, yet this doesn't affect the effect of the film unless seen by the precise, Auschwitz historian who may point out this issue although we doubt it would affect the viewers of this impressive movie. Verdict With 2 wins (Audience Choice Awards and British Independent Film Awards) and 4 nominations (British Independent Film Award, Goya, IFTA Award and Young Artist Award), this film really reaches expectations of a new unknown director taking us into the lives that we can't imagine experiencing. Vera Farmiga winning Best Actress category at the British Independent Film Awards shows the standard of acting other films come across competing with, we find she delivers the most memorable performance along with a strong supporting cast. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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This follows the template expected of a review; there could have been more coverage of the way the actors successfully portray certain characters and how they are directed but overall this is a solid piece of writing.

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