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The Book Thief
Academy Award® Nominee
The inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.

Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse...  View more >

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Dec 3, 2013
In a way, "The Book Thief" is to growing up in Nazi Garmany what "Hope and Glory" did to British kids growing up during World War 2. I heard lots of Oscar Buzz for Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. But why not a Oscar Buss for Sophie Nelisse? She is the real reason why this movie succeed for me. She hoilds my attention and she deserves an Oscar nomination more tha Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock. Nelisse plays a girl who was taken in by a famiiy who also took in a man who is Hewish. during the time with the family, she achoved a love of reading book and saving a few books from the book burnings. She and the family also grew up during wartime didging the Nazis and the allied bombings. This is a good movie and I hope you take the time to see the movie. I want more people to see a great perfomance that come out of Sophie Nelisse. She deseerves to be mentioned with honor.
Dec 9, 2013
A beautiful movie. Beautifully shot and excellent acting. A must see for all.
Apr 22, 2014
Looking at how World War II affected the life of ordinary German people. Hard working, kind, law abiding people, who adopt a young girl. They are afraid of and intimidated by their own police, yet have the courage to hide a young Jewish man in their home.

Definitely of interest to those who lived through that war in any part of Europe. Recommend this movie to younger groups also who will see a range of emotions; fear, kindness and love leading to courage, bravery.and defiance of cruel inhuman dictators.

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