Based on the novel by the same name, The Book Thief is a 2013 American drama. It was released on November 15, 2013.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
- Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger
- Geoffrey Rush as Hans Hubermann
- Emily Watson as Rosa Hubermann
- Ben Schnetzer as Max Vandenburg
- Nico Liersch as Rudy Steiner
- Joachim Paul Assböck as SS officer
- Sandra Nedeleff as Sarah
- Hildegard Schroedter as Frau Becker
- Rafael Gareisen as Walter Kugler
- Gotthard Lange as Gravedigger
- Godehard Giese as Policeman on train
- Roger Allam as Death
- Barbara Auer as Ilsa Hermann