Through a Child’s Eyes
I was struck recently by the eyes of a young actor in the movie, ” The Boy in the Striped Pajamas“, directed by Mark Herman and based on the novel by John Boyne.
Filmed in Budapest, Hungary by BBC films, this movie studies the character and innocence of two boys and the disintegration of a family torn by circumstances. One boy, played by Asa Butterfield, is the son of a powerful German officer, who is commander of a concentration camp. The other boy, behind the barbed wire, is victim of the Holocaust. It is the story of prejudice, lies and propaganda during a terrible time in history with unexpected results. If you have not seen it, I would highly recommend it. The eyes tell it all.