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The Book Thief (3-Oct-2013)

Director: Brian Percival

Writer: Michael Petroni

From novel: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Keywords: Drama, WWII

Film adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name follows a young woman as she finds solace in books amidst the harsh repressions of the Nazi regime in Germany.

The scene: Germany, deep in the throes of World War II and ruled with an iron fist by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. Liesel, a young woman sent to live with foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann, finds herself haunted by constant memories concerning her mother and dead brother. Struggling with the restrictions on personal freedom imposed by the incumbent fascist government, Liesel discovers a passion for reading and writing after her curiosity is piqued by a copy of The Grave Digger's Handbook one night, learning to love books even as the Nazis work to suppress their continued existence. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

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