The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

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Roger Allam

Narrator / Death (voice)

Sophie Nélisse

Liesel Meminger

Heike Makatsch

Liesel's Mother

Gotthard Lange

Grave Digger

Storyline

In 1938, the young girl Liesel Meminger is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the tracks and Liesel picks up a book, "The Gravediggers Handbook", which was left on the grave of her brother and brings it with her. Liesel is delivered to a foster family in a small town and later she learns that her mother left her because she is a communist. Her stepmother, Rosa Hubermann, is a rude but caring ... more


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ILuvMovies

Karma20616

Grade

A+

Great movie14 June 2015

Beautiful movie taking a slighly different angle - books and reading - to portray a dark period in human history. Strong peformances from a well chosen cast and great cinematography.

sexiestmanalive

Karma7014

Grade

A+

i loved it25 June 2014

a great movie. i loved it. totally worth the watch

Montana60

Karma15156

Grade

B+

Ok24 May 2014

Good movie but not a good adaptation of the book. But, ff you haven't read the book the movie will be great.

rickey

Karma1651

Grade

B+

NOT AS GOOD AS THE BOOK20 April 2014

I fell in love with the book and I think it should be a must read for all teenagers. My 14 year old watched the movie and loved it, not having read the book YET. I enjoyed the movie but it was a pity that they missed so much from the book.

mickya

Karma12500

Grade

A+

The Book thief18 April 2014

Do not miss this!
A powerful well acted drama that will take you to the reality of living through a war with a modest German family.

Dave

Karma145848

Grade

A+

Book Thief25 March 2014

Fascinating view of civilian life in the state of Nazi terror. A beautifully realized film of a remarkable book at the limits of cinematic possibility. Cast superb and the story engaging.

Supergirl15

Karma18991

Grade

A+

A very nice movie19 March 2014

I was impressed with the german accents. I enjoyed the fact that this movie had no swearing and in amongst the tragedy of WW2 Germany, there were people who were good to the core.

All impressive!

ginger meggs

Karma9560

Grade

A+

the best movie this year for me15 March 2014

It helped that I had read the book first as I think it heightened my enjoyment of the movie. I totally enjoyed the performance of the young actress playing Leissal and Geoffrey Rush did a great job too.

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