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The Book Thief

War Drama


 

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others.

A German town becomes the backdrop for a story about the humanity and personal politics of ordinary people when their lives are assaulted by World War II erupting around them. The simplicity needed to tell the tale from a child's perspective is not compromised by the scale of this production, a feat that creates absorbing viewing. As a novel "The Book Thief" was a best-seller and on the screen it becomes a very moving experience. Steal a look.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 9th January 2014
Twentieth Century Fox 131 mins