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The book thief [videorecording] / Fox 2000 Pictures ; Sunswept Entertainment ; produced by Karen Rosenfelt, Ken Blancato ; written by Michael Petroni ; directed by Brian Percival
DVD DVD
DVD Book
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2014.
Widescreen version.
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Descript
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby Surround.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
In English, Spanish, or French with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Verbal description of action is included on soundtrack for the visually impaired.
Based upon the novel by Markus Zusak.
Special features: Deleted scenes.
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse.
Credits
Director of photography, Florian Ballhaus ; editor, John Wilson ; music, John Williams.
Summary
The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13.
Subject
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ISBN/ISSN
024543886563
Publisher #
2288656 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Community Reviews
This is a mostly-compelling movie, with interesting characters in the hell of Nazi Germany and a good performance by Geoffrey Rush. Unfortunately it is badly marred by an intrusive and sappy narration by “Death”. It would have been a much better film without that.

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