Based on the Markus Zusak book, Brian Percival’s The Book Thief takes place in Nazi Germany and tells the tale of a young girl named Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse). Liesel and her brother are given up for adoption, but when her brother passes away en route to their new family, Liesel is sent to Hans and Rosa Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) alone. Even though the Hubermanns barely have enough to support their new family of three, they also take in the Jewish son (Ben Schnetzer) of a man who saved Hans’ life in WWI.
Just like Zusak’s book, Percival film adaption will tug your heartstrings until your tear ducts are tapped. However, even though the narrative is a bittersweet tale of a girl who suffers through a vicious cycle of love and loss, Nélisse, Rush and Watson seem to have had wonderful time making the film.
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