Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.
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MPAA rating:
for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material
Joachim Paul Assböck; Sandra Nedeleff; Sophie Nélisse; Rafael Gareisen; Emily Watson; Geoffrey Rush; Nico Liersch; Ben Schnetzer; Ludger Bökelmann; Kirsten Block
Directed by:
Brian Percival
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