Fox 2000 Pictures, Sunswept Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg,

Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie NĂ©lisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam

Set in the World War II days in Germany, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) who was 9 when she was taken to live with her foster family. She steals books and shares them with others, teaching herself to read. Liesel is fascinated by the Jewish man who is hiding in their basement and makes a friendship with him. This is her story of trying to remain civilized in an uncivilized time and place.

This is probably the best World War II story since “The Diary of Anne Frank”. This is a story that young teens and teenagers can appreciate and learn about the holocaust. It is a touching story. It’s nicely done. The pace is not too fast, yet it doesn’t drag. It’s a dark and dreary film, but yet the hope and spirit of Liesel makes you understand that even in the horrible times, there is hope for humanity. This is based on a novel by Markus Zusak, and really turned into a touching film. I was very pleasantly surprised by the depth of this story. This is a really good film, and one I recommend.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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