DF-06467 - Liesel (Sophie Nelisse, center), her friend Rudy (Nico Liersch), and her foster mother Rosa (Emily Watson) await news in a bomb shelter. Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

Liesel (Sophie Nelisse, center), her friend Rudy (Nico Liersch), and her foster mother Rosa (Emily Watson) await news in a bomb shelter. Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

Based on the beloved bestselling novel, The Book Thief tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

For Liesel, the power of words and of imagination becomes a means of escape—and even joy—from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves. She is The Book Thief’s heart and soul.

Indeed, it is heart and soul—as well as triumph and perseverance—that drive the film, which is rich in themes and characters that will resonate for every generation.  A moving and poignant portrait of the resiliency of the human spirit, this life-affirming tale contrasts innocence (as embodied by Liesel) with the pervasive tyranny that marked the times and her homeland.

 

DF-05337 - Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) and her foster father Hans (Geoffrey Rush) share a quiet moment. Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) and her foster father Hans (Geoffrey Rush) share a quiet moment.
Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

 

DF-09584_R_CROP - Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) sneaks into a neighbor’s well-stocked library to pursue her love of reading. Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) sneaks into a neighbor’s well-stocked library to pursue her love of reading.
Photo: Jules Heath TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.