One of the most depressing movies I have ever seen.
When we try to look at the world in the eyes of a child, what would we see? Will it be the same, or will it be different? Do we believe in what other people say other than what we know for ourselves?
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is a movie about how a boy, of age 8, find a secret friendship with another child, who is a prisoner of war that time. In a time where people hate Jews just for their beliefs, a friendship blossoms between the two opposing sides. It is a movie that shows us how wrongly people judge everyone else just for the mistake of one. It tells us that in a war, there isn’t always the good and the bad. Sometimes, there are the innocent ones, who are stuck in between, involved in something that they do not have any idea of. This movie brought tears to my eyes as I see how people can unflinchingly hurt and kill others without mercy. I just realized how much wrongness is in our world. It tells us that we should be like Bruno, the child, and try to see past the things outside and know more of what’s within before jumping into all sorts of conclusions. It will remind us that everyone deserves another chance in life, that we all have the freedom and right to live. This movie teaches us that in the end, no one wins the war. Every single person will have to endure pain and suffering regardless of the side they take. It tells us how a strange friendship enlightens two children about the harsh truths in life.