4.3 out of 5 for “The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas”

Despite some reservations about the subject matter, “the Boy In the Striped Pyjamas” scored one of our best scores ever, 4.3 points out of 5. Although some members did not attend, because they had seen the film before, and one commenting that ‘people were sick of Holocaust movies’, those who attended found it a riveting and emotionally engaging experience. It is a harrowing and tragic subject, but a most unusual approach, that of a young boy, gave it a freshness and immedicay which totally engaged our sympathies, and left some of the audience tearful at its conclusion. Not every artisitic experience evokes joy or happiness – think of Munch’s “The Scream” – but it should kindle some emotion in the viewer and this film certainly did that.