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Movie Preview: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

OK, yes, the sight of this photo immediately makes me sad, but the trailer itself for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas looks like it tells a poignant story from a place of innocence. This, of course, probably makes it both sweet and utterly heartbreaking. The story takes place during World War II and is seen through the eyes of little Bruno, "the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences."

The reviews for the film are largely positive, and the fact that there's apparently a "brutal final punch of a twist" has me completely intrigued. Though the trailer leaves me with a sense of dread, I'm curious to see this when it opens this weekend in limited release. To see the trailer for yourself,


Photo courtesy of Miramax

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