Although cinematically breathtaking, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas leaves no room for butterflies and sunsets. It’s a raw look at a world where evil triumphs, full of shock value despite the glut of Holocaust film treatments. Adapted from the award-winning novel by John Boyne, The Boydelves into the world of Hitler’s Germany through the eyes of 8-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield), whose Nazi father (David Thewlis) has just been appointed commandant of a concentration camp. The family moves from their comfortable home in Berlin to an isolated country house right outside of the camp. Sheltered from the knowledge that it is a death camp (likely Auschwitz) and warned never to leave the grounds of his house, Bruno assumes the camp is a farm where everyone wears striped pajamas.