The Book Thief
- 2h 11min
- Directed by: Brian Percival
- Written by: Michael Petroni
- Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Roger Allam
- UK release: 26 February 2014
Liesel (Nelisse) is a German schoolgirl growing up under the Nazi regime, who begins to steal books whenever the opportunity arises. Percival's adaptation of Zusak's best seller is at its best exploring the relationship between Liesel and her foster parents (Rush and Watson), but other elements, such as a voice-over from Death himself, are less successful.
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While subject to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Director Brian Percival.
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The Book Thief10 Feb 2014
Brian Percival's moving and well-acted WWII adaptation let down by hurried plotting
Brian Percival’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s global best-seller The Book Thief is, like Mark Herman's take on John Boyne’s The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, a film that unfolds from the German perspective during World War II. Unlike that film, however…
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