The Book Thief [movies]
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
The Book Thief is a 2013 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak, directed by Brian Percival and screenplay by Michael Petroni, with musical score by John Williams. The film stars Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, and Joachim Paul Assböck.
The movie tells the story of young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse). After she finds her first book beside her brother’s graveside, she is sent to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). While in the comfort of her new found parents, World War II breaks out and Rosa and Hans shelter a Jewish refugee named Max (Ben Schnetzer).
– Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger
– Geoffrey Rush as Hans Hubermann
– Emily Watson as Rosa Hubermann
– Ben Schnetzer as Max Vandenburg
– Nico Liersch as Rudy Steiner
– Joachim Paul Assböck as SS officer
– Sandra Nedeleff as Sarah
– Hildegard Schroedter as Frau Becker
– Rafael Gareisen as Walter Kugler
– Gotthard Lange as Gravedigger
– Godehard Giese as Policeman on train
– Roger Allam as Death
– Barbara Auer as Ilsa Hermann
The Book Thief is set to be released in Lebanon January 16th 2014.