Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
The son of a German soldier forms a friendship with a Jewish boy who is in a concentration camp. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Irish writer John Boyne.
The movie was distributed by Miramax and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Vera Farmiga, who plays Mother, won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.