The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


1h 33m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Eight year-old Bruno is the sheltered son of a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the family from their comfortable home in Berlin to a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no-one to play with. Crushed by boredom and compelled by curiosity, Bruno ignores his mother's repeated i

Film Details

Also Known As
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The, garçon au pyjama rayé
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Budapest, Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Eight year-old Bruno is the sheltered son of a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the family from their comfortable home in Berlin to a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no-one to play with. Crushed by boredom and compelled by curiosity, Bruno ignores his mother's repeated instructions not to explore the back garden and heads for the 'farm' he has seen in the near distance. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire fence. Bruno's encounter with the boy in the striped pajamas leads him from innocence to a dawning awareness of the adult world around them as his meetings with Shmuel develop into a friendship with devastating consequences.

Crew

Louie Alexander

Film Lab

Rosie Alison

Coproducer

Simon Allmark

Visual Effects Editor

Erno Bacsics

Rigging Electrician

Zoltan Bai

Driver

Gyorgy Bajczar

Caterer

Zsolt Bajczar

Caterer

Eva Bajusz

Casting Assistant

Ben Baker

Film Lab

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Alex Balogh

Stand-In

Gabor Balogh

Other

Gyula Balogh

Rigging Electrician

Richard Balogh

Stand-In

Celia Bannerman

Acting Coach

Adrian Banton

2-D Artist

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Daisy Beattie

Tutor

Susan Beattie

Tutor

Mark Bedo

Stand-In

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Jacqueline Bhavnani

Hair

Jacqueline Bhavnani

Makeup Artist

Samantha Helen Black

Production Coordinator

Turea Blyth

Visual Effects Editor

Imre Bodo

Assistant Location Manager

Istvan Bodor

Driver

Mark Bogan

Stand-In

Sandor Bognar

Construction

Bob Bornstein

Music

Edit Boroznaki

Driver

Pal Boroznaki

Driver

Monika Bota

Assistant Director

John Boyne

Source Material

Andras Bozsar

Rigging Electrician

Dani Bozsik

Driver

Kristóf Brabanti

Stand-In

Liza Bracey

Assistant Costume Designer

Barna Brill

Construction Manager

Peter Brill

Construction Manager

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Istvan Busa

Swing Gang

Zsolt Buti

Gaffer

Sam Butterfield

Tutor

John Casali

Sound Mixer

Martin Childs

Production Designer

Eddy Christiani

Song

Joyce Cochrane

Song

Hans Conzelmann

Song

Sean Cooney

Post-Production Supervisor

Istvan Csehi

Rigging Electrician

Gergely Csepregi

Camera Focus Puller

Mark Csutar

Stunt Double

Harry Parr Davies

Song

Leo Davis

Casting

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Benoît Delhomme

Director Of Photography

Sandor Denes

Casting

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Bela Devenyi

Caterer

Renata Devenyi

Caterer

Bálint Diószegi

Props Buyer

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Miles Drake

Visual Effects Editor

Richard Dunford

Foley Editor

Zoltan Dzsupin

Loader

Mark Elliot

Stunt Double

Michael Ellis

Editor

Michael Ellis

Visual Effects Supervisor

Monika Estzan

Art Director

Feri Farkas

Driver

Jake Farr

Tutor

Agnes Forgacs

Wardrobe Dresser

Mercedesz Forrai

Stand-In

Olivia Fridez

Stand-In

Viktor Fulop

Driver

Karoly Gaal

Best Boy

Bela Gajdos

Props

Joe Gallagher

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Peter Gantner

Assistant Set Decorator

Tibor Gazdig

Electrician

Adam Glasman

Colorist

Rodney Glenn

Supervising Sound Editor

Heidi Gower

Assistant Director

Gavin Gregory

Visual Effects

Marton Gregus

Electrician

Andras Gruz

Driver

Zsuzsa Gurban

Assistant Director

István Gyura

Crane Grip

Dille Haensch

Song

Hildegard Haide

Makeup Artist

Pippa Hall

Casting

Krisztian Haraszti

Stand-In

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Martin Harrison

Assistant Director

Csaba Harsanyi

Props

Jim Henrikson

Music Supervisor

Mark Herman

Executive Producer

Mark Herman

Screenplay

David Heyman

Producer

Jan Hogevold

Film Lab

James Horner

Music

Agota Horvath

Cashier

Attila Horvath

Construction

Sandor Horvath

Driver

Gabor Hutter

Swing Gang

Paul Hyman

Assistant Editor

Gábor Inczédy

Electrician

Marton Ivanov

Location Assistant

Edwina Jamieson

Film Lab

Vera Janisch

Production Assistant

David Johnston

Software Engineer

Janos Jovan

Construction

Barbara Kaltner

Caterer

Adrienn Kamaras

Production Secretary

Eniko Karadi

Wardrobe Dresser

Ferenc Kardos

Special Effects Supervisor

Gabriella Kardos

Stand-In

Andras Kassai

Other

Tibor Kecskemeti

Grip

Mandy Kingsmill

Tutor

Dani Kiraly

Driver

Istvan Kiraly

Unit Manager

Gabor Kiss

Construction

Martin Palyi Kiss

Stunt Double

Gyorgy Kives

Stunt Coordinator

Attila Kohari

Sound

Zsuzsanna Kohegyi

Assistant

Csilla Korang

Security

Géza Kotán

Painter

Balazs Kovacs

Casting

Balazs Kovacs

Swing Gang

Balazs Kovacs

Propman

Istvan Kovacs

Swing Gang

Kinga Kovacs

Production Accountant

Gyula Krasnyanszky

Pyrotechnics

Gyorgy Kristof

Production Assistant

Gyorgy Kuntner

Production Manager

Marianne Kuzman

Casting

Serena Lam

Visual Effects

Christine Langan

Executive Producer

Marese Langan

Makeup Designer

Marese Langan

Hair

Tracey Leadbetter

Visual Effects Producer

Andy Long

Gaffer

Levente Lorincz

Stand-In

Bernadett Lovey

Assistant Director

Tibor Lucza

Painter

David Lukacs

Photography

Marcell Magyar

Stunt Double

Laszlo Major

Electrician

Sandor Major

Generator Operator

Hajnalka Makk

Assistant

Martin Marrison

Assistant Director

Aaron Martin

Music

Jerome Mccann

Sound

Rod Mclean

Art Director

Peter Mendel

Stunt Double

Mark Milsome

Camera Focus Puller

Sharon Milton

Tutor

Peter Miskolczi

Production

Peter Miskolczi

Coproducer

Effandi Bin Mohamed

Visual Effects

Laszlo Mohovics

Swing Gang

Valeria Molnar

Stand-In

Alan Moorhouse

Song

Julian Murray

Accounting Assistant

Anikó Nagy

Costumes

Gabor Nagy

Set Decorator

Lajos Nagy

Accounting Assistant

Sandor Nagy

Property Master

Tamas Nagy

Transportation Coordinator

Laszlo Nemeth

Painter

Stuart Nippard

Film Lab

Tibor Nyari

Driver

Jozsef Nyiri

Driver

Mihaly Nyiri

Security

Ferenc Ormos

Special Effects Supervisor

Imre Orosz

Costume Supervisor

David Packard

Scenic Artist

Peter Palotas

Wardrobe Dresser

Zoltan Pamuk

Painter

Nick Papanikolaou

Head Stage Technician

Mark Paterson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pal Perlaki

Grip

Istvan Pocsai

Assistant Director

Justin D Pollard

Researcher

Stephanie Pollard

Researcher

Martin F Polyak

Stand-In

Frans Poptie

Song

Gábor Posevitz

Property Master

Mark Preston

Assistant

Erzsebet Racz

Hairdresser

Sandor Rad

Construction

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Gyorgy Rajna

Boom Operator

Radu Razvan

Art Director

György Reder

Camera Operator

Adrian Rhodes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Simon Rhodes

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The, garçon au pyjama rayé
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Budapest, Hungary

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Audience Award at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 18-27, 2008.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentations) October 16-29, 2008.

Based on John Boyne's novel, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas", published by David Fickling Books September 12, 2006.

Released in United States Fall November 7, 2008

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 18-27, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentations) October 16-29, 2008.)