The Book Thief (2013) Rated PG-13

A young German girl during World War II steals books and shares them with others. All the while, her adoptive parents hide a Jewish friend in the basement. Based on the book by Markus Zusak. Starring Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, and Heike Makatsch.

I can’t say whether this film follows the book or not as I have not read it. What I found intriguing is that the title talks about Liesel, the book thief,  but the movie shows more of her relationship with the stranger in the basement. The film flows from the violence of the time to the love and care of the family around you. It’s a heavy film that weaves hope throughout, making the ending a little more jarring. This film is an interesting story and shows the human side of World War II. It’s a film that is worth a watch.


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