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The Book Thief

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"Powerfully written"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Wonderful descriptions, one senses the atmosphere and political climate of the time with convincing characters.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Lovely little era fild WW2 and holocaust"
4 stars"
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A very watchable film, easy to go through though sad but not too demanding.

"A Tear jerker"
5 stars"
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Please see for your selves. It is not at all what you think. A very good movie and story line.


The Book Thief is a 2013 American-German war drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse presented on DVD. Based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and written by Michael Petroni.

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

The Book Thief movie awards

  • Won Breakthrough Performance Award Sophie Nélisse (Satellite Awards 2013)
  • Won Spotlight Award Sophie Nélisse (Hollywood Film Festival 2013)
  • Nominated Oscar Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score John Williams (Academy Awards, USA 2014)
  • Nominated Golden Globe Best Original Score – Motion Picture John Williams (Golden Globes, USA 2014)
  • Nominated Satellite Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Emily Watson (Satellite Awards 2013)
  • Nominated Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress Emily Watson (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2014)
  • Nominated Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Sophie Nélisse (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2014)
  • 1 other win and 6 other nominations

The Book Thief movie reviews

“This is one of the best movies of the year, featuring one of the most perfect endings of any movie in recent memory.” Chicago Sun-Times

The Book Thief has been brought to the screen with quiet effectiveness and scrupulous taste by director Brian Percival and writer Michael Petroni.” Variety

“This extremely moving drama suggests the Holocaust story Ray Bradbury might have written: Events are seen through a child's eyes; books are shown to contain a healing, transformative power; and the supernatural is real, if symbolic.” Commercial Appeal

Release date Australia
May 7th, 2014
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
English, German
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
Countries of Production
  • Germany
  • USA
  • Drama
Original Release Year
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
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