The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (released in the United States as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; see spelling differences) is a 2008 British-Irish historical-drama buddy film based on the novel of the same name by Irish writer John Boyne. Directed by Mark Herman and produced by Miramax films, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It stars Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie and Rupert Friend.
This film is a Holocaust drama, and it explores the horror of a World War II Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of two 8-year-old boys; one the son of the camp's Nazi commandant, the other a Jewish inmate.
The film opens in Berlin in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust where a little boy named Bruno (Asa Butterfield) is seen playing with his three friends.