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The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
126 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of The Book Thief
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2013

Germany, WWII. Following a family tragedy, young Liesel is adopted by Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Rose (Emily Watson). Liesel is bullied at school for being illiterate so Hans teaches his adopted daughter how to read and write, despite literary works being confiscated and burnt by the Nazis. When Hans offers a mysterious Jewish man refuge from the Nazis, Liesel and the stranger form a bond over their love of literature. Contains scenes of emotional distress and moderate threat.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Geoffrey Rush,
  • Emily Watson,
  • Sophie Nelisse,
  • Nico Liersch and
  • Roger Allam

Director

  • Brian Percival

Screenwriter

  • Michael Petroni

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Did you know?

  • This film is based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak.
  • Director Brian Percival also directed several episodes of the TV series Downton Abbey.
  • Geoffrey Rush, who plays Hans Hubermann, received an Oscar for his performance in Shine.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Music (Original Score) - John Williams
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - John Williams
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - John Williams

Box Office

U.K.
£4.15 million
U.S.
$21.49 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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