The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us.

  • Genre: Drama, War, History
  • Release Date: 2008-05-07
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 6865 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Film
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Mark Herman
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When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

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  • Asa Butterfield

    as Bruno Hoess
  • Jack Scanlon

    as Shmuel
  • Vera Farmiga

    as Elsa Hoess
  • David Thewlis

    as Ralf Hoess
  • Rupert Friend

    as Lieutenant Kurt Kotler
  • David Hayman

    as Pavel
  • Sheila Hancock

    as Grandma Nathalie
  • Cara Horgan

    as Maria
  • Richard Johnson

    as Grandpa
  • Amber Beattie

    as Gretel Hoess
  • Zac Mattoon O'Brien

    as Leon
  • Charlie Baker

    as Palm Court Singer
  • Jim Norton

    as Mr. Liszt
  • Domonkos Németh

    as Martin
  • Henry Kingsmill

    as Karl
  • Zsuzsa Holl

    as Berlin Cook
  • László Áron

    as Lars
  • Iván Verebély

    as Lieutenant Meinberg
  • Béla Fesztbaum

    as Schultz
  • Mihály Szabados

    as Kapo 2
  • Zsolt Sáfár Kovács

    as Kapo 3 Sonderkommando
  • Gábor Harsai

    as Elderly Jewish Man (as Gábor Harsay)
  • Julia Papp

    as Dancer
  • László Nádasi

    as Isaak
  • László Quitt

    as Kapo 1
Directing Mark Herman Director
Writing John Boyne Novel
Writing Mark Herman Screenplay
Production David Heyman Producer
Production Mark Herman Executive Producer
Production Christine Langan Executive Producer
Production Mary Richards Line Producer
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Camera Benoît Delhomme Director of Photography
Editing Michael Ellis Editor
Production Pippa Hall Casting
Production Leo Davis Casting
Costume & Make-Up Natalie Ward Costume Design
Art Martin Childs Production Design
Production Rosie Alison Co-Producer
Production Gyorgy Kuntner Production Manager
Production András Tóth Location Manager
Sound John Casali Sound Mixer
Art Rod McLean Supervising Art Director
Crew Tania Blunden Post Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marese Langan Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Marese Langan Hair Designer
Production Samantha Black Production Coordinator
Production Zsuzsa Varadi Production Coordinator
Directing Libbie Barr Script Supervisor
Production István Király Unit Manager
Camera György Réder Camera Operator
Camera Alastair Rae Steadicam Operator
Sound György Rajna Boom Operator
Sound Rodney Glenn Supervising Sound Editor
Crew David Packard Scenic Artist
Art Kinga Szabó Art Department Coordinator
Art Radu Razvan Art Direction
Art Szilvia Ritter Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Liza Bracey Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Imre Orosz Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Hildegard Haide Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Erzsébet Rácz Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Bhavnani Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Bhavnani Hairstylist
Production Veronika Varjasi Casting
Crew Peter J. Silbermann Unit Publicist
Camera Dávid Lukács Still Photographer
Visual Effects Ferenc Ormos Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Ferenc Kardos Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Adrian Rhodes Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mark Paterson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew György Kivés Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Tracey Leadbetter Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Gavin Gregory Visual Effects Coordinator
Sound Dick Bernstein Music Editor
Visual Effects Michael Bruce Ellis Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Joe Gallagher Dialogue Editor
Art Gábor Posevitz Property Master
Sound Peter Burgis Foley Artist
Sound Andie Derrick Foley Artist
Sound Ed Colyer Foley Mixer
Sound Peter Gleaves ADR Mixer