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The Title

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a film version of the novel by John Boyne. Since the novel's publication in 2006 it has been translated into many different languages and read by people around the world. The film and the novel have many close similarities, with the first and most obvious being the title.

What different 'associations' (or links in your mind) could you make about the film based on the title alone? You could think about characters, settings and events, or you could make a list of adjectives to describe the kind of story you think this might be. Come up with as many ideas as you can.

In various countries, John Boyne's novel has been called:

Can you match the titles with the language they are written in?