The Book Thief (2013)

7.6 / Rated by 5 people

125 min.
Plot  In April 1938, a voice representing Death (Roger Allam) tells about how the young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) has piqued his interest. Liesel is traveling on a train with her mother (Heike Makatsch) and younger brother when her brother dies. At his burial she picks up a book that has been dropped by his graveside (a gravedigger's manual). Liesel is then delivered to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) Hubermann because her mother, a Communist, is fleeing Germany. When she arrives, Liesel makes an impression on a neighboring boy, Rudy Steiner (Nico Liersch).

Rudy accompanies her on her first day of school. When the teacher asks Liesel to write her name on the chalkboard, she is only able to write three Xs. She draws the first X and the children laugh at her; she draws the second X and the children laugh at her more; and finally on the third X she is then asked to return to her seat, embarrassed, showing that she doesn't know how to read. Later that ...



Geoffrey Rush
Hans Hubermann
Sophie Nélisse
Liesel Meminger
Emily Watson
Rosa Hubermann
Ben Schnetzer
Max Vandenburg
Roger Allam
Death (voice only)
Roger Allam
Heike Makatsch
Liesel's mother


All Titles

The Book Thief
English Original Title

Release Dates

United States




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