Analysis of the Film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Directed by Mark Herman
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The best fictional movie of World War II is “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” directed by Mark Herman. The movie is based on the novel written by John Boyne and the story is told from a German child’s view during the Holocaust. The general message the director and writer so vividly portrayed is that of a child’s innocence and young friendship. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” has a good storyline, great choice in actors, and overall it was thought-provoking and effective in showing a different view of World War II, despite a few discrepancies in authenticity, the movie is a must see.
What makes “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” such an entertaining movie is the story. The storyline is about an 8 year old boy named Bruno who lives a…show more content… The director ended the film brilliantly focusing on the boys and showing crucial points this was provoking the audience to feel.
Another reason this film works so well is the way each character is portrayed by the actors. The director was able to show the significance of each character while maintaining Bruno’s view point. The characters were very well selected, for example, Bruno is played by Asa Butterfield, a boy with dark hair and blue eyes, almost reminiscence of Hitler himself. Shmuel is played by Jack Scanlon, a small, frail looking boy that played the part beautifully. David Hayman was an older Jew named Pavel, the actor himself looked and played the part of a fragile prisoner. Bruno’s mother is played by Vera Farmiga, well known for her recent role in The Conjuring, has a way of captivating the audience through her emotional expressions. The actors themselves did a remarkable job portraying each of the characters based solely on John Boyne’s novel.
Overall, the film did exactly what any good dramatic film would do and that is make the audience feel something. The tragedy of the Holocaust has never been fictionally depicted from a German child’s view until this movie. The depiction of how a child who is protected from certain elements war might have thought in that era makes this film unique. The unbelievable conclusion is what makes this film unforgettable. The most important scene in the film is the ending, when Bruno