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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ()

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (original title)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the... See more »

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Bruno
Zac Mattoon O'Brien ...
Leon (as Zac Mattoon-O'Brien)
Domonkos Németh ...
Martin
Henry Kingsmill ...
Karl
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Mother
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Maria
Zsuzsa Holl ...
Berlin Cook
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Gretel
László Áron ...
Lars
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Father
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Grandpa
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Grandma
Charlie Baker ...
Palm Court Singer
Iván Verebély ...
Meinberg
Béla Fesztbaum ...
Schultz
Attila Egyed ...
Heinz
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Lieutenant Kotler
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Pavel
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Herr Liszt
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Shmuel
László Nádasi ...
Isaak
László Quitt ...
Kapo 1
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Kapo 2
Zsolt Sáfár Kovács ...
Kapo 3 Sonderkommando
Gábor Harsai ...
Elderly Jewish Man (as Gábor Harsay)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Papp ...
Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark Herman

Written by

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John Boyne ... (novel)
 
Mark Herman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Rosie Alison ... co-producer
Mark Herman ... executive producer
David Heyman ... producer
Christine Langan ... executive producer
Mary Richards ... line producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Benoît Delhomme ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Ellis

Editorial Department

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Turea Blyth ... digital intermediate editorial
Janó Fekete ... colorist: dailies
Adam Glasman ... colorist
Jan Hogevold ... digital intermediate executive producer
Paul Hyman ... first assistant editor
Faye Morgan ... post-production coordinator (as Faye Stevens)
Josh Rappaport ... post production coordinator: Miramax Films
Karenjit Sahota ... trainee assistant editor
Maria Stroka ... digital intermediate senior producer
Sean Cooney ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Casting By

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Leo Davis
Pippa Hall

Production Design by

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Martin Childs

Art Direction by

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Rod McLean ... supervising art director
Razvan Radu ... (as Rázvan Radu)
Szilvia Ritter
Mónika Esztán ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Gábor Nagy

Costume Design by

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Natalie Ward

Makeup Department

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Jacqueline Bhavnani ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Hildegard Haide ... makeup artist
Marese Langan ... hair designer / makeup designer
Alex Rouse ... wigmaker
Erzsébet Rácz ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tania Blunden ... post-production supervisor
Daniel Hassid ... executive in charge of production
István Király ... unit manager
Gyorgy Kuntner ... production manager (as Gyõrgy Kuntner)
Mary Richards ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Monika Bota ... additional assistant director: crowd (as Mónika Bóta)
Heidi Gower ... third assistant director
Zsuzsa Gurban ... co-first assistant director (as Zsuzsa Gurbán)
Martin Harrison ... first assistant director
Vera Janisch ... assistant director
Bernadett Lõvey ... third assistant director
István Pocsai ... third assistant director
Chris Stoaling ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Sándor Bognár ... stand-by construction
Barna Brill ... construction manager
Péter Brill ... construction manager
István Busa ... swing gang
Bálint Diószegi ... property buyer
Peter Gantner ... assistant set decorator (as Péter Gantner)
Attila Horváth ... stand-by construction
Gábor Hutter ... swing gang
János Jován ... set builder
Gábor Kiss ... set builder
Géza Kotán ... painter
Balázs Kovács ... stand-by propman / stand-by props / swing gang
István Kovács ... swing gang
Tibor Lucza ... painter
László Mohovics ... swing gang
Sándor Nagy ... stand-by property master
László Németh ... painter
David Packard ... scenic artist
Zoltán Pamuk ... painter
Gábor Posevitz ... property master
Sándor Rád ... set builder
Ferenc Simiglai ... painter
István Szabó ... set builder
Kinga Szabó ... art department coordinator
Károly Turzai ... painter
Zoltán Varga ... swing gang
István Zsolnai ... painter
Catherine Byrne ... art department researcher (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Peter Burgis ... foley artist (as Pete Burgis)
John Casali ... sound mixer
Andie Derrick ... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Joe Gallagher ... dialogue editor
Rodney Glenn ... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Attila Kohári ... cable man
Jerome McCann ... sound playback operator
Mark Paterson ... re-recording mixer
György Rajna ... boom operator
Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Ed Colyer ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Glen Gathard ... assistant foley mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Gábor Balog ... standby special effects technician
János Berki ... standby special effects technician
Ferenc Kardos ... special effects supervisor
Gyula Krasnyánszky ... pyrotechnician
Ferenc Ormos ... special effects supervisor
György Solymosi ... standby special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Louie Alexander ... retouch and restoration: Framestore-CFC
Simon Allmark ... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Ben Baker ... head of digital lab: Framestore-CFC
Adrian Banton ... 2d supervisor: Double Negative
Turea Blyth ... visual effects editorial
Jerome Dewhurst ... di engineer
Miles Drake ... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Michael Bruce Ellis ... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative (as Mike Ellis)
Adam Glasman ... digital intermediate colourist
Gavin Gregory ... visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
Edwina Jamieson ... retouch and restoration: Framestore-CFC (as Edwin Jamieson)
David Johnston ... data operator: Framestore-CFC
Serena Lam ... visual effects artist: Double Negative
Matthew Leach ... studio assistant
Tracey Leadbetter ... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Edwin Metternich ... retouch and restoration: Framestore
Effandi Mohamed ... visual effects artist: Double Negative (as Effandi Bin Mohamed)
Stuart Nippard ... conform editor: Framestore-CFC
David Preece ... film mastering engineer
Zelda Tinska ... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Jon Veal ... visual effects artist: Double Negative
Szvák Antal ... visual effects coordinator: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Matthew Baker ... retouch and restoration: Framestore-CFC (uncredited)
Zoltán Benyó ... visual effects producer: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Zachary Bloom ... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Clare Brody ... data operator: Framestore (uncredited)
Péter Bujdosó ... matte painting supervisor: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Paul Burke ... scanning and recording: Framestore (uncredited)
Andy Burrow ... scanning & recording manager (uncredited)
Dave Calub ... retouch and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Francesca Canducci ... retouch and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Ronan Carr ... restoration artist: digital restoration (uncredited)
Zoe Cousins ... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Richard Edwards ... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
André Gabriella ... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Mai Gray ... retouch and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Alistair Hamer ... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: double negative (uncredited)
Adam Hawkes ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Karsten Hecker ... film mastering engineer: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Jan Hogevold ... executive producer: framestore di (uncredited)
John Inch ... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
Horváth Gál István ... rotoscope artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Liana Jackson ... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
Éva Korda ... rotoscope artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Károly Körmöczi ... rotoscope artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Edina Laboncz ... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Taz Lodder ... technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
Esme Long ... production manager (uncredited)
James Long ... data operator: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Kevin Lowery ... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Veronica Marcano ... scanning & recording operator: Framestore (uncredited)
Peregrine McCafferty ... matchmove artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Gurel Mehmet ... concept artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Adam Parker ... retouch and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Lee Rankin ... scanning and recording: Framestore (uncredited)
James Reed ... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Jimmy Saul ... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Noémi Somoskövy ... visual effects coordinator: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Nick Stanley ... retouch and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Maria Stroka ... senior digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Mátyás Szabó ... senior digital artist: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Gábor Székely ... technical director: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Pál Tauszig ... digital compositor: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Odean Thompson ... digital paint and restoration: Framestore (uncredited)
Gábor Tóth ... lead digital compositor: Cube Effects (uncredited)
Péter Závorszky ... visual effects production manager: Cube Effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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György Kivés ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ernõ Bacsics ... rigging electrician
Gyula Balogh ... rigging electrician
András Bozsár ... rigging electrician
Zsolt Büti ... gaffer
István Csehy ... rigging electrician
Gergely Csepregi ... focus puller: "b" camera
Zoltán Dzsupin ... clapper loader: "b" camera
Tibor Gazdig ... electrician
Márton Gregus ... electrician
István Gyura ... crane operator
Károly Gál ... best boy (as Károly Gaál)
Tamás Hámori ... remote head operator
Gábor Inczédy ... electrician
Tibor Kecskeméti ... grip
Andy Long ... gaffer
Dávid Lukács ... still photographer
László Major ... electrician
Sándor Major ... generator operator
Mark Milsome ... focus puller: "a" camera
Nikolaos Papanikolaou ... remote head technician
Pal Perlaki ... grip (as Pál Perlaki)
Alastair Rae ... steadicam operator (as Alistair Rae)
György Réder ... camera operator: "b" camera
Imre Sisa ... dolly grip / key grip
Richárd Szeidermann ... electrician
András Szöke ... clapper loader: "a" camera (as András Szõke)
Tamás Takács ... video assistant
Ádám Turbuk ... camera trainee
András Tóth ... best boy / dolly grip: second camera
László Tóth ... rigging electrician
Norbert Kroó ... camera car assistant (uncredited)
Attila Pfeffer ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Lengyel Péter ... light board operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Éva Bajusz ... casting assistant
Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Sándor Dénes ... casting: c rowd
Tamás Kertész ... extras casting
Mariann Kuzmanné Rónay ... casting: children, Hungary (as Marianne Kuzman)
Veronika Varjasi ... casting director: Hungary (as Vera Varjasi)
Donna Morong ... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Liza Bracey ... assistant costume designer
Agnes Forgacs ... dresser: crowd (as Agnes Forgács)
Enikö Karádi ... dresser: crowd
Anikó Nagy ... costume interpreter
Imre Orosz ... costume supervisor
Péter Palotás ... dresser: crowd
Orsolya Sallai ... dresser
Gábor Simkó ... dresser
Nat Turner ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Imre Bodo ... assistant location manager
Márton Ivanov ... location assistant
András Kassai ... location maintenance (as Andrán Kásai)
Csilla Koráng ... location security supervisor
András Tóth ... location manager

Music Department

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Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (as Sandy DeCresent)
Jim Henrikson ... music scoring supervisor
James Horner ... musician: piano
Aaron Martin ... synthesizer programmer
Simon Rhodes ... music mixer / music recordist
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Nigel Stone ... music editor: temp score
Ian Underwood ... synthesizer programmer
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Wheeler Jr. ... scoring crew (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Zoltán Bai ... driver: producer
István Bodor ... driver
Edit Boroznaki ... driver
Pál Boroznaki ... driver
Dani Bozsik ... driver
Feri Farkas ... driver
Viktor Fülöp ... driver
András Grúz ... driver
Sándor Horváth ... driver
Dániel Király ... driver
Tamás Nagy ... transportation coordinator
Jozsef Nyiri ... driver (as Jósef Nyíri)
Tibor Nyári ... driver: props
Imre Solti ... driver
Antal Szbára ... driver
László Szücs ... driver
Hajnalka Tarján ... driver
Sándor Vercz ... driver: director
János Zeve ... driver: props

Other crew

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Mórocz András ... stand-in
Gyorgy Bacsatyai ... legal services: Hungary, Kovari Tercsak Salans Attorneys
Gyõrgy Bajczár ... catering crew
Zsolt Bajczár ... catering crew
Alex Balogh ... stand-in: Asa Butterfield
Richárd Balogh ... stand-in: Asa Butterfield
Celia Bannerman ... acting coach
Libbie Barr ... script supervisor
Michael Bartol ... staff production coordinator: Miramax Films
Daisy Beattie ... chaperone
Susan Beattie ... chaperone
Márk Bedó ... stand-in: Zac Mattoon-O'Brien
Samantha Black ... production coordinator
Márk Bogan ... stand-in: Jack Mattoon-O'Brien
Kristóf Brabanti ... stand-in: Jack Scanlon
Sam Butterfield ... chaperone
Márk Csutár ... double: Henry Kingsmall
Noel Donnellon ... title sequence producer
Béla Dévényi ... catering crew
Renáta Dévényi ... catering crew
Márk Elliott ... double: Zac Mattoon-O'Brien
Jake Farr ... chaperone
Mercedesz Forrai ... stand-in: Amber Beattie
Olivia Fridez ... stand-in: Amber Beattie
Béla Gajdos ... armorer
Krisztián Haraszti ... stand-in: Asa Butterfield
Tarn Harper ... accountant: post-production
Csaba Harsányi ... armorer
Ágota Horváth ... cashier
Vera Janisch ... floor production assistant
Barbara Kaltner ... catering crew
Adrienn Kamarás ... production secretary
Gabriella Kardos ... stand-in: Amber Beattie
Deepti Khurana ... legal services: UK, Wiggin LLP
Mandy Kingsmill ... chaperone
Martin Pályi Kiss ... double: Domonkos Németh
Kinga Kovacs ... production accountant: Hungary (as Kinga Trimmel-Kovács)
Balázs Kovács ... crowd marshall
György Kristóf ... floor production assistant
Zsuzsanna Köhegyi ... assistant: Eurofilm Studió (as Zsuzsanna Kõhegyi)
Levente Lórincz ... stand-in: Domonkos Németh
Marcell Magyar ... double: Jack Scanlon
Hajnalka Makk ... assistant: Mark Herman
Péter Mendel ... double: Asa Butterfield
Sharon Milton ... tutor
Péter Miskolczi ... production services: Hungary, Eurofilm Studió
Valéria Molnár ... stand-in: Amber Beattie
Charles Moore ... legal services: UK, Wiggin LLP
Julian Murray ... first assistant accountant
Lajos Nagy ... assistant accountant
Till Neumann ... legal services: Germany, Brehm & von Moers
Mihály Nyíri ... fire safety
David Z. Obadiah ... titles sequence producer
Katharine Otway ... legal services: UK, Wiggin LLP (as Katherine Otway)
Justin Pollard ... researcher
Stephanie G. Pollard ... researcher (as Stephanie Pollard)
Martin F. Polyák ... stand-in: Jack Scanlon
Mark Preston ... assistant: Mark Herman
Fiona Scanlon ... chaperone
Peter J. Silbermann ... unit publicist
Marianna Strommer ... assistant production coordinator
Richard Szabó ... facilities manager
Laura Teleki ... double: Amber Beattie
Tamas Tercsak ... legal services: Hungary, Kovari Tercsak Salans Attorneys
Patrik Vadai ... stand-in: Jack Scanlon
Zsuzsa Varadi ... production coordinator (as Zsuzsa Váradi)
Krisztián Varga ... stand-in: Henry Kingsmill
Gábor Váradi ... production services: Hungary, Eurofilm Studió
Joanna Warner ... chaperone
Evelyn Wenzel ... researcher: German
Polly Wilby ... assistant accountant: post-production
Betty Williams ... financial controller
Oliver Wiseman ... assistant: Mr Heyman
Nandi Kiss ... set runner (uncredited)
Gergö Marton ... set production assistant (uncredited)
János Papp ... health and safety advisor (uncredited)
Roger Phillips ... title designer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tim Corrie ... special thanks
Harvey Herman ... special thanks
Joy Herman ... special thanks
Laura Herman ... special thanks
David Nochimson ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination. Shmuel papa disappears and Shmule bring back a striped pajamas. Bruno puts them on and they both go look for Shmuel papa Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Taglines A timeless story of innocence lost and humanity found. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (United States)
  • Le garçon au pyjama rayé (France)
  • Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama (Germany)
  • El niño con el pijama de rayas (Spain)
  • Drengen i den stribede pyjamas (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $12,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP513,653, 14 Sep 2008

Did You Know?

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Trivia While the concentration camp is never mentioned by name, Auschwitz was the only Nazi death camp with four crematoria. The SS officers are discussing the building's construction in the Commandant's office when Bruno's mother interrupts the meeting. In the book, Bruno calls it "Out-With." See more »
Goofs At the going away party in the Berlin house, the band is playing jazz music. This is highly unlikely in an SS officer's home, circa 1942 as the Nazis has prohibited Jazz music in the 1930s. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Friendship Beyond the Fence (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Rhythm For You See more »
Crazy Credits Quotation displayed before the opening titles: "Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows - John Betjeman" See more »
Quotes Shmuel: I wish you'd remembered the chocolate.
Bruno: Yes, I'm sorry. I know! Perhaps you can come and have supper with us sometime.
Shmuel: I can't, can I? Because of this.
[points the electric fence]
Bruno: But that's to stop the animals getting out, isn't it?
Shmuel: Animals? No, it's to stop people getting out.
Bruno: Are you not allowed out? Why? What have you done?
Shmuel: I'm a Jew.
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