The story regards the tumultuous events from the perspective of Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), a 9-year-old girl who is given up by her mother and taken to live with Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) in a small German village circa 1938.
It spans the next seven years and includes Kristallnacht, book burnings, air raids, violent deaths, threatening Hitler youth and an extensive period in which the family hides a young Jewish man named Max (Ben Schnetzer). No corners are cut when it comes to the totality of the experience from this family's perspective.
About the Film:
Ends on Thursday Dec 19th
Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.