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    The Boy In the Stripped Pajamas

    Netflixed it last night, what an incredibly powerful film--a knockout. Left me speechless.

    Starts slow, but once the build starts it really never levels off. Vera Famiga as the Mother was outstanding and the little buy is perfect for the part.

    The ending was so heartwrenching, the GF left the room, she couldn't watch.

    Highly recommend.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211289]Netflixed it last night, what an incredibly powerful film--a knockout. Left me speechless.

    Starts slow, but once the build starts it really never levels off. [B] Vera Famiga as the Mother [/B]was outstanding and the little buy is perfect for the part.

    The ending was so heartwrenching, the GF left the room, she couldn't watch.

    Highly recommend.

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    I'm on board.

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    I always appreciate your recommendations. Will add it to the queue.

    Incidentally, my wife, son and I watched Taking Chance last weekend. It was very good. Thanks for steering it our way.

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    The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas?

    Um, no, I think I'm going to pass on that one.

    Though I will perhaps see The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

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    Ugh. Im on my phone.

    (Insert crossfire 1971 pic here)

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    [QUOTE=shakin318;4211301]The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas?

    Um, no, I think I'm going to pass on that one.

    Though I will perhaps see The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.[/QUOTE]

    LOL. I missed this one, Shakin. Well done, muchacho.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4211294]I'm stiff as a board.

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    Fixed

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    [QUOTE=Dirtstar;4211329]Fixed[/QUOTE]

    LOL. Thank you, DS. I find her very sexy.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211289]Netflixed it last night, what an incredibly powerful film--a knockout. Left me speechless.

    Starts slow, but once the build starts it really never levels off. Vera Famiga as the Mother was outstanding and the little buy is perfect for the part.

    The ending was so heartwrenching, the GF left the room, she couldn't watch.

    Highly recommend.

    _[/QUOTE]

    Have you ever seen a Hungarian film called "Fateless"?

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    I've seen this flick before

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    I've heard about this movie.

    But every time I go to select a film...I can't bring myself to watch ones that I think might be depressing. :(

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;4211354]I've seen this flick before

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    LOL. Every time I see this shot, I think what a relaxed childhood cross must have experienced. He looks so at ease.

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    [QUOTE=freestater;4211341]Have you ever seen a Hungarian film called "Fateless"?[/QUOTE]

    I have not, just looked it up on IMDB, looks very interesting.

    Probably the best (for want of a better word) concentration camp movie I've seen is a foreign film called "The Counterfeiters".

    Stipped (or Striped :O ) isn't about concentration camps [I]per se[/I] but about how they are innocently viewed from the outside by the unknowing to the gradual realization of the horror.

    Brilliant because it's through the eyes of a child.

    And Famiga's journey from innocence to HER horrific realization is really stunning.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211369]I have not, just looked it up on IMDB, looks very interesting.

    Probably the best (for want of a better word) concentration camp movie I've seen is a foreign film called "The Counterfeiters".

    Stipped (or Striped :O ) isn't about concentration camps [I]per se[/I] but about how they are innocently viewed from the outside by the unknowing to the gradual realization of the horror.

    Brilliant because it's through the eyes of a child.

    [B]And Famiga's journey from innocence to HER horrific realization is really stunning.[/B]

    _[/QUOTE]

    So no threesome action or "lesbionics" in this flick, I gather?

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4211294]

    Incidentally, my wife, son and I watched Taking Chance last weekend. It was very good. Thanks for steering it our way.[/QUOTE]

    Was good, yes? Nothing controversial, they didn't feel the need to throw in some gratuitous dramatic clash, just a simple powerful look at how a soldier's body is transported home.

    Teens should be required to see it. Not that it's a selling tool for the armed forces, but because they should see what these soldiers are giving up for us all.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4211374]So no threesome action or "lesbionics" in this flick, I gather?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, you and the wife are not going to be in the mood after this one.

    Better schtoop first.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211382]Was good, yes? Nothing controversial, they didn't feel the need to throw in some gratuitous dramatic clash, just a simple powerful look at how a soldier's body is transported home.

    Teens should be required to see it. Not that it's a selling tool for the armed forces, but because they should see what these soldiers are giving up for us all.

    _[/QUOTE]

    We all liked the film, including my son, who is 13. Like you, I appreciated the film's direct approach in telling the story simply and without the hackneyed Hollywood histrionics. My one criticism is that I wanted to know more about Chance. Again, thanks for recommending it.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211386]Yeah, you and the wife are not going to be in the mood after this one.

    Better schtoop first.

    _[/QUOTE]

    Just busting chops. I'm familiar with the book and story content.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;4211393]We all liked the film, including my son, who is 13. Like you, I appreciated the film's direct approach in telling the story simply and without the hackneyed Hollywood histrionics. My one criticism is that I wanted to know more about Chance. Again, thanks for recommending it.[/QUOTE]

    They are making "Taking Chance 2:The Prequel" so you're in luck.

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;4211399]They are making "Taking Chance 2:The Prequel" so you're in luck.

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    Along with a commemorative "box" set.

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    +1 on "Taking Chance", an amazingly powerful and moving film, one (shockingly) without any real political statement involved.

    +1/-1 on "Striped Pajamas". It's not that it's a bad film, it's just....well, it promotes the idea of "Good Germans Who Just Didn't Know", which is a flat out histroic lie in the majority. There is zero chance the wife and child of a Camp Candant wouldn't know what was up.

    [QUOTE]The premise of the book - that the camp would have a child of Shmuel's age - is, according to some critics, an unacceptable fabrication that does not reflect the reality of life in the camps. However, John Boyne stated that some Jews under the age of 18 were sent to work for a few months, and then killed. According to statistics from the Labour Assignment Office, Auschwitz-Birkenau contained 619 living male children from one month to fourteen years old on August 30, 1944. On January 14, 1945, 773 male children were registered as living at the camp. "The oldest children were sixteen, and fifty-two were less than eight years of age." "Some children were employed as camp messengers and were treated as a kind of curiosity, while every day an enormous number of children of all ages were killed in the gas chambers."[2]

    Rabbi Benjamin Blech said: "This book is not just a lie and not just a fairytale, but a profanation." His chief complaint is that it supports the idea that ordinary people were unaware of the horrors of the Nazis' mass extermination of Jews. He argues that everyone for miles around could smell the stench of death and expresses doubt that the 8-year-old son of a Nazi official could be unaware of what a Jew is (or whether he himself is one). He writes, "Note to the reader: There were no 8-year-old Jewish boys in Auschwitz -- the Nazis immediately gassed those not old enough to work. Additionally, the Auschwitz death camp was surrounded by electric fences, making any attempts to crawl in through a gap in the fence difficult and improbable."[/QUOTE]

    It was a very good book/movie, just too contrived and too forgiving IMO.

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