The Book Thief
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2013
Director: Brian Percival
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 024543-886617
Running time: 2:11 (131 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim, Slip Cover
Format: 2.40:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 11, 2014
Collection type: Owned (#4645)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 30, 2018
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an "extremely moving" (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush* and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson**). Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler's army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).

*Actor, Shine, 1996. **Actress, Hilary and Jackie, 1998; Actress, Breaking the Waves, 1996.
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Fox 2000 Pictures
 • Sunswept Entertainment
 • TSG Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Audio Descriptive  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian  DTS 5.1
Czech  Dolby Digital 5.1
Hungarian  Dolby Digital 5.1
Polish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Turkish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
Arabic
Bulgarian
Croatian
Czech
English
Estonian
French
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Icelandic
Latvian
Lithuanian
Other
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovakian
Slovenian
Spanish
Turkish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Digital Copy
Crew
Direction
Brian Percival....Director
Writing
Michael Petroni....Screenwriter
Markus Zusak....Original Material By
Production
Karen Rosenfelt....Producer
Ken Blancato....Producer
Redmond Morris....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Florian Ballhaus....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Wilson....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Manfred Banach....Production Sound Mixer
Glenn Freemantle....Sound Designer
Glenn Freemantle....Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Niv Adiri....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Simon Elliott....Production Designer
Anna B. Sheppard....Costume Designer
Bill Crutcher....Art Director
Anja Müller....Art Director
Jens Löckmann....Art Director
Daryl Bristow....Costume Designer
Brigitte Rodriguez....Costume Designer
Markus Ernst....Costume Designer
Fae Hammond....Make-up Artist
Marika Knappe....Make-up Artist
Pamela Grujic....Make-up Artist
Susanne Kasper....Make-up Artist
Uli Nefzer....Visual Effects
Visual Effects and Animation by Rise | Visual Effects Studios
Florian Gellinger....Visual Effects
Jonathan Weber....Visual Effects
Cast
Roger Allam....Narrator / Death (voice)
Sophie Nélisse....Liesel Meminger
Heike Makatsch....Liesel's Mother
Julian Lehmann....Liesel's Brother
Gotthard Lange....Grave Digger
Rainer Reiners....Priest
Kirsten Block....Frau Heinrich
Geoffrey Rush....Hans Hubermann
Emily Watson....Rosa Hubermann
Nico Liersch....Rudy Steiner
Football Urchins
Ludger Bökelmann
Paul Schalper
Nozomi Linus Kaisar....Fat Faced Goalie
Oliver Stokowski....Alex Steiner
Robert Beyer....Jewish Accountant
Hildegard Schroedter....Frau Becker
Levin Liam....Franz Deutscher
Ben Schnetzer....Max Vandenburg
Sandra Nedeleff....Max's Mother
Rafael Gareisen....Walter, Nazi Soldier
Carl Heinz Choynski....Jürgen the Groundsman
Carina Wiese....Barbara Steiner
Rainer Bock....Bürgermeister Hermann
Barbara Auer....Ilsa Hermann
Sebastian Hülk....Gestapo Agent
Matthias Matschke....Wolfgang
Beata Lehmann....Woman with Champagne
Neighbors
Laina Schwarz
Marie Burchard
Georg Tryphon
Joachim Paul Assböck....Officer
Martin Ontrop....Herr Lehmann
Jan Andres....Fellow Conscript
Stephanie Stremler....Post Woman