In 1940s Germany, young Liesel Meminger is growing up with her adoptive parents after the loss of her brother. While war surrounds them, Liesel finds solace in books after she learns to read from her adoptive father, Hans. Their life becomes more dangerous when Max, a Jewish man on the run from the Nazis, seeks shelter in their home. Hidden in the basement, Max and Liesel form a unique friendship as she continues to grow up in a horrifying and emotional moment in history.
The Book Thief is an adaptation of the beloved bestselling novel by Markus Zusak. This film is able to capture the heartbreaking story of Liesel and all who suffered during the terrors of World War II. With an amazing cast including Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush, Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson and newcomer Sophie Nélisse as Leisel, this will be a film that will inspire families for years to come.