London Film Festival

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - Mark Herman and David Heyman interview

David Heyman

Interview by Rob Carnevale

MARK Herman, director of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, and David Heyman, its producer [who also produces the Harry Potter movies], talk about the challenges of keeping faithful to the novel and ensuring that the ending was kept intact?

Q. How did you protect the two boys?
Mark Herman: Well, it was really interesting… we saw hundreds of kids at the auditions and it’s not our place to explain about the Holocaust to these kids. It was always the question we asked them, what did they know about it, just to gauge wh