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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon
Directed by: Mark Herman
Release date: November 7

A Nazi officer's 8-year-old son (Butterfield) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young concentration camp inmate (Scanlon) in this adaptation of John Boyne's 2006 children's novel. Like the book, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas faces a tough challenge: addressing the Holocaust in a way that's both realistic and kid-friendly.

Originally posted Oct 31, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints