Osemletni sin poveljnika koncentracijskega taborišča sklene prepovedano prijateljstvo z židovskim dečkom z druge strani bodeče žice.
Bruno an eight-year-old boy from Berlin, Germany is moved with his mother, Elder sister, SS Commander father to a countryside in Europe where his father powers over a concentration camp for Jews. Bruno went "exploring" one day and befriended a child his age named Shmuel. Shmuel was a Jew. The boy became good friends until Bruno was scheduled to move to a new location.