Monday, June 30, 2014
"...every living thing, every leaf, every bird, is only alive because it contains the secret word for life. That's the only difference between us and a lump of clay." Max, in the film, The Book Thief
The Book Thief is a 2013 American-German drama directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. Based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and adapted by Michael Petroni, the film is about a young girl living with her adoptive German parents during the Nazi era. Taught to read by her kind-hearted foster father, Hans, Liesel begins "borrowing" books, spreading inspiration, always.
The humanity of this film is profound. Death, the film's narrator, and Liesel, the book thief, are the film's central characters; Death dictating who is to live and die throughout, Liesel, living throughout.
A gem of a film with a beautiful story and a wonderful cast.
The Book Thief Movie Trailer
The Book Thief Soundtrack Suite, John Williams