I saw this movie years ago... I seem to recall that it was a made-for-tv production, and was not actually released through the movie theatres. It shows a beautiful friendship that develops between 2-boys during WW II, one who is the son of a German Officer, and the other who is interred in a concentration camp. At the same time, the German boy, Bruno, faces many challenges of circumstances in his life, as well as some questions to try to understand the animosity between peoples during war. The ending can certainly bring tears to your eyes as the German boy, Bruno, ends up going in to the concentration camp dressed in the prison clothes in a bid to give the Jewish boy a bid for some time of freedom outside - The tragic turn of circumstance is that this occurs on the very day that inmates of the concentration camp are scheduled for termination. I bought the DVD in order to add to my Asa Butterfield movie title collection... It is an earlier work of his, and as one watches him act in subsequent movies, you can see a lot of personal growth not only in his acting, but as a person. It is a good movie, though it has been a while since I have watched it.