Based on the beloved bestselling book by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany. The film is narrated by Death—at a place and time when, as the narrator notes, he was extremely busy. Under the watchful eye and caustic musings of Death, young Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) embarks upon a journey marked by discovery, courage, friendship—and the power to triumph over the most daunting obstacles. Also starring Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush, The Book Thief is directed by Brian Percival. Official Web Site

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Director Brian Percival on the magical nature of the written word


Brian Percival


Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush

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2hrs 15mins

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