Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boy in the Striped PJs

Ryan and I are going to go to a showing up a new movie coming out. The showing is down in La Jolla on Tuesday. The movie is called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I saw a little ad for it on the Invisible Children Blog, so I emailed them about the free passes and now Ryan and I will be checking out the film this week.

The 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.

You can check out the trailer and read more about the movie (and the book, I guess it was a book first and just made into a movie) at the website here. It seems like it is going to be a super good movie (and probably very moving).

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