The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Character: Mother
Directed by: Mark Herman
Written by: Mark Herman
Produced by: David Heyman
Other cast: Asa Butterfield, Cara Horgan, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Henry Kingsmill
Release date: November 26, 2008
Genre: Drama, War
Running time: 1h 34min

During World War II, 8-year-old Bruno and his family leave Berlin to take up residence near the concentration camp where his father has just become commandant. Unhappy and lonely, he wanders out behind his house one day and finds Shmuel , a Jewish boy of his age. Though the barbed-wire fence of the camp separates them, the boys begin a forbidden friendship, oblivious to the real nature of their surroundings.


→ A timeless story of innocence lost and humanity found.
→ Fences divide, but hope unites.
→ A story of innocence in a world of ignorance
→ Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us…


♦ Vera Farmiga, who plays Bruno’s mother, is shown wearing her wedding band on her right hand. In Germany, this is correct, and it is an excellent and accurate detail.
♦ Vera Farmiga is the only American actress in the movie.