The Book Thief | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | March 17, 2014
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An emotional journey. Very strong performances all around. Long and slow paced but makes for a poetic message of knowledge surviving tyranny
genre Drama
synopsis While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
lead actors Oliver Stokowski | Nozomi Linus Kaisar | Matthias Matschke | Joachim Paul Assböck | Kirsten Block | Sandra Nedeleff | Joachim Paul Assböck | Nico Liersch | Ben Schnetzer | Emily Watson | Geoffrey Rush | Sophie Nélisse | Roger Allam | Robert Beyer | Barbara Auer | Heike Makatsch
director Brian Percival