|Director: Brian Percival||Country: US / Germany|
|Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson||Production Year: 2013|
This highly anticipated adaptation of the best-selling novel by Markus Zusak sees Nazi Germany through the eyes of 12 year old girl Liesel, in a tale that is intriguingly narrated by Death (Roger Allam).
Sent to live with foster parents, Liesel learns to read with the help of her surrogate father Hans (Rush), stealing books from the mayor’s house in order to feed her growing addiction. When the family begin hiding a young Jewish man named Max in their cellar, Liesel shares her books with him, and escapes from a reality that is a getting bleaker by the moment. The film features a strong central performance from young actress Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar).