A spirited and courageous young girl transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.
Friday, November 8, 2013 Nationwide
Plot: What's the story about?
Follows a spirited young girl named Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) who witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in the care of foster parents, played by Rush and Watson. The girl arrives with a stolen book and begins collecting other tomes, learning to read while her stepparents harbor a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) under the stairs.
modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com
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Who stars in The Book Thief: Cast List
Little Boy, Anna Karenina
Geoffrey Rush ... Hans Hubermann
The Best Offer, Finding Nemo 3D
Sophie Nelisse ... Liesel
The Rest of Us, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
Ben Schnetzer ... Refugee Max
Snowden, Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
Nico Liersch ... Rudy Steiner
Kirsten Block ... Frau Heinrich
Sandra Nedeleff ... Sarah
Rafael Gareisen ... Walter
Who's making The Book Thief: Crew List
A look at the The Book Thief behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Brian Percival last directed Downton Abbey. The film's writer Michael Petroni last wrote Backtrack and The Rite.
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Production: What we know about The Book Thief?
- Based on the novel by Markus Zusak. Optioned in 2006.
- 2013 - October: The film was set to Completed status.
- 2013 - July: The film was set to Post-Production status.
- 2013 - February: The film was set to Pre-Production status.
Looking at a production start late February 2013 in Berlin.
- 2012 - February: The film was set to Development status.
Fox 2000 optioned the young-adult novel in 2006; director now signed on for the pic. Production to begin this summer.
The Book Thief Release Date: When was the film released?
The Book Thief was a Nationwide release in 2013 on Friday, November 8, 2013. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including About Time, Thor: The Dark World and The Starving Games.
The Book Thief DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?
The Book Thief was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 .