Cinema: Holocaust fable is tarnished by clichés

Cinema: Holocaust fable is tarnished by clichés

{ "#" : "In , adapted from John Boyne’s critically acclaimed bestselling novel (which was aimed primarily at younger readers), director Mark Harman tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield)." , "b" :

{ "#" : "In , adapted from John Boyne’s critically acclaimed bestselling novel (which was aimed primarily at younger readers), director Mark Harman tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of eight-year-old Bruno (Asa Butterfield)." , "b" : "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"}

Bruno, the son of the Nazi commander at Auschwitz, strikes up a friendship with a Jewish boy, Shmuel, through the fence surrounding the camp behind their house in the countryside.

A lonely, inquisitive child,...

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