Movie Review - The Book Thief (2013)

The Book Thief, 2013.

Directed by Brian Percival.

Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, Roger Allam snd Kirsten Block.

Synopsis:

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

The Book Thief, an adaptation of the hugely popular book, is the story of a young German girl growing up during the Second World War. The girl, Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), discovers a love of books thanks to the kindly Hans (Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech) who adopts her.

While the idea of a family drama film set during a serious event like a World War is not impossible (see the brilliant Goodnight Mister Tom), the balance has to be very precise and it is no small task. Sadly,
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