Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an “extremely moving” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson).
Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler’s army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).
I read the book years ago and need to read it again so I can watch this! There's also a great discussion guide, in case you do a family movie night or a book group viewing.
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Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to receive an advance copy of The Book Thief for myself and one to giveaway as part of my relationship with Fox Home Entertainment Insiders. All opinions expressed are my own.