The Book Thief Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nelisse, Michael Petroni, Emily Watson, Karen Rosenfelt, Ben Schnetzer, Brian Percival, Nico Liersch, Kirsten Block, Sandra Nedeleff, Rafael Gareisen

Release Date:

Friday, November 8, 2013 Nationwide

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Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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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


War Horse, Fireflies in the Garden  

... Hans Hubermann

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides  

... Liesel

47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Irena's Vow  

... Refugee Max

Goat, Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2  

... Rudy Steiner

 

... Frau Heinrich

 

... Sarah

 

... 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.

Screenwriter

Michael Petroni

Producer

Karen Rosenfelt

Production: What we know about The Book Thief?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel by Markus Zusak. Optioned in 2006.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2013 - October: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2013 - July: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2013 - February: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Looking at a production start late February 2013 in Berlin.

  4. 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 Thor: The Dark World, About Time and Great Expectations.

The Book Thief DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Book Thief was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 .

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