I didn’t catch The Book Thief when it snuck into theaters last year, but I was definitely interested. Anything having to do with books and reading always grabs my attention. I’m not a huge fan of war movies, though. And that goes especially for anything having to do with World War II and the holocaust.
As a Jew, I’ve learned all about the horrors of that time period both at Hebrew School and just in general from movies, TV shows and family discussions. It’s certainly a rough and truly horrific time period, and I know the value in learning history to avoid repeating it. It’s just real tough to sit down and get into any period pieces from that era.
But even so, The Book Thief, based on a best-selling book, can certainly suck me in. There’s even a discussion guide (PDF) available, full of questions to ask and… well, discuss with your friends, family or students to truly get the most out of this film.
I’m looking forward to watching The Book Thief on DVD when it hits on March 11. Now that I’m a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I’ll be getting a copy to review, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, you can now get The Book Thief on Digital HD!
Based on the beloved best-selling book comes this profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding in the family’s home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).
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