Just released on Blu-Ray & DVD on March 11th, The Book Thief is based on the beloved bestselling book. The story is of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II in Germany. When Liesel’s (Sophie Nélisse) mother can no longer care for her, she is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson). When she arrives with the family, she is illiterate but Liesel is encouraged by her adoptive father to learn to read. Her adoptive parents then take in Max (Ben Schnetzer), who is a Jew that is hiding from Hitler’s army and he becomes friends with Liesel. 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).
The Book Thief is rated PG-13. Special features on the Blu-Ray are Deleted Scenes, A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book Thief To Life and the Theatrical Trailer. On the DVD, you will find Deleted Scenes and the Theatrical Trailer.
If you or your older kids have read the book or you just want to ask them questions after watching the movie, there is a discussion guide that you can download HERE or by clicking on the picture below.