The Book Thief

Poster for The Book Thief In 1938, the young girl Liesel Meminger is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the tracks and Liesel picks up a book, "The Gravediggers Handbook", which was left on the grave of her brother and brings it with her. Liesel is delivered to a foster family in a small town and later she learns that her mother left her because she is a communist. Her stepmother, Rosa Hubermann, is a rude but caring woman and her stepfather, Hans Hubermann, is a simple kind-hearted man. Liesel befriends her next door neighbor, the boy Rudy Steiner, and they go together to the school. When Hans discovers that Liesel cannot read, he teaches her using her book and Liesel becomes an obsessed reader. During a Nazi speech where the locals are forced to burn books in a bonfire, Liesel recovers one book for her and the Major's wife Ilsa Hermann witnesses her action.

131 minutes
Brian Percival

Shown at

  1. 16th Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  2. 7th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  3. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  4. Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2010
  5. Michigan City Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  7. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  8. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  9. Stockholms Judiska Filmfestival - 2010

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