Sunday, August 22, 2010

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Genre: Drama

A difficult movie to watch. It's a World War II movie whose plot was set far from the battlefront, hence the lack of corpses. Though the Holocaust horrors were not shown, the outward appearance of orderliness in the concentration camp reflect German efficiency in eliminating the Jews. The movie also demonstrated that friendship knows no boundaries, whether ideological, racial, or physical. Case in point: these boundaries certainly did not avoid two lonely and trapped eight-year old boys from becoming friends.

To watch this newly formed friendship end in tragedy, as a consequence of racial discrimination, is just heart-breaking.