The Boy in the Striped Pajamas follows the adventures of Bruno, an eight year old German boy who leads a very comfortable life in Berlin during the Second World War. Though his father is a high-ranking Nazi officer, things change when the family has to move due to his father's new post. In his innocence, Bruno sees the nearby concentration camp as a 'farm' and wonders why its inhabitants are always wearing striped pajamas. Eventually Bruno becomes friends with a Jewish boy his own age that lives on the other side of the fence. We recently met up with director Mark Herman and author John Boyne for a discussion about their heartbreaking drama. Also joining them are actors Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis. To watch our exclusive video interviews, click on the clips below:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas opens in select theaters on November 11th, 2008.