The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a 2008 drama and war film, a British co-production- American and directed by Mark Herman. At the opening of the film, set in Berlin, Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, an 8-year-old boy named Bruno is seen playing with his three friends.
After arriving home, he finds out that his father Ralf has been promoted. After a party to celebrate the promotion (in which Bruno's paternal grandmother is shown to disapprove Ralf's promotion and movement), Bruno, his father, his mother Elsa and his 12-year-old sister Gretel move out.
Bruno hates his new home as there is no one to play with and very little to explore. After commenting that he has seen people working on what he thinks is a farm, he is also prohibited from going in the yard. Bruno and his sister, Gretel, receive a tutor, Herr Liszt, who pushes a nationalist propaganda agenda.