#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1938, the young girl Liesel Meminger is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the tracks and Liesel picks up a book, “The Gravediggers Handbook”, which was left on the grave of her brother and brings it with her. Liesel is delivered to a foster family in a small town and later she learns that her mother left her because she is a communist. Her stepmother, Rosa Hubermann, is a rude but caring woman and her stepfather, Hans Hubermann, is a simple kind-hearted man. Liesel befriends her next door neighbor, the boy Rudy Steiner, and they go together to the school. When Hans discovers that Liesel cannot read, he teaches her using her book and Liesel becomes an obsessed reader. During a Nazi speech where the locals are forced to burn books in a bonfire, Liesel recovers one book for her and the Mayor’s wife Ilsa Hermann witnesses her action. Meanwhile Hans hides the Jewish Max Vandenburg, who is the son of a deceased friend that saved his life in the war, in the basement of his house and Liesel becomes his friend. One day, Rosa asks Liesel to deliver laundry to the Mayor and Ilsa invites Liesel to go to her library and tells that she can visit her to read whenever she wants. But in times of war there are many threats and the lives of Liesel, her family and friends will never be the same.
Plot: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
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WW 2 from a child’s perspective
Those familiar with the 2005 award winning and best-selling novel by Australian author Markus Zusak will not be disappointed with the theatrical version which differs from the book in only minor details. Both tell the story of a preadolescent girl who is adopted into a German family living in a small village in 1938, and then by following her life we get to view war on the home front for Germany. Nazi rallies, anti-Jewish pogroms, Hitler Youth groups, conscription, book burning, daylight bombing, propaganda films and posters, and the whole gamut of events are seen from her perspective.
This isn’t the first film to adopt this perspective. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is the classic example, but more recently, “No Place on Earth” (2013) covered some of the same ground as did “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (2008) and especially “Lore” (2012).
“The Book Thief” has wonderful photography by Florian Ballhaus, an excellent musical score by Golden Globe and Oscar winning John Williams (“Schindler’s List”, “ET”, “Star Wars”), and best of all, marvelous acting from Sophie Nelisse as the young girl, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as her adoptive parents, and Ben Schnetzer as the Jewish boy they hide. Many of the core scenes with Nelisse, Watson, and Rush should be required viewing at any acting school.
Hats off too to young Nico Liersch who plays a boyhood friend of Nelisse.
If the film has any fault at all, it is the decision by the film makers to try to walk a fine line between drama and fable. Having “Death” as the narrator right from the start seems to suggest fable, but the story itself veers sharply to drama for most of the 2+ hours, and then, noticeably at the end, reverts to fable. Some viewers may find this disconcerting. But the power of the story and the acting generally compensate for this short coming.
Don’t listen to the poor reviews.
Orange Wednesday’s are a weekly escape from the monotony of the working world (New Teacher – Little money – Stressed – Used to do absolutely nothing at Uni). Therefore over the last couple of years, as you can imagine, the cinema has been overused and a plethora of films have been watched, reviewed and loved. Being a sap myself and an ability to completely immerse myself within a movie; the usual comment coming out of the cinema is: “That was the best film I’ve ever seen!”…
Obviously that is never actually true, and probably isn’t for this film, however I again came out the cinema saying the same thing. Within the first two months of this year: Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club…Now The Book Thief!
Now I had no idea what the film was about before stepping in the cinema, except a girl who steals books in the war. Even half way through I thought this film was a heart warming film about the war through a child’s eyes. I was WRONG! If you know nothing about the story, the film is beautifully written, acted, portrayed (Life of Pi creators, done it again) and has bags of shocks, emotion and heartache. The other lad who viewed the film with me(In the same boat work wise) I have never seen cry. That man was broken!
The young actress, is going to be a superstar. Geoffrey Rush, although portrayed a “Disney Dad” as some reviewers suggested; was inspirational and perfectly cast, when compared to the book, which I have now read.
Another reviewer trashed the use of “bits of German” – You sir, are a fool. This is not Hollywood tact, the book does exactly the same thing and therefore the film took that same role.
Another reviewer gave the film “1 star” (Mainly due to the film not being realistic in 3 parts, which all played no real role in the film and therefore a poor point to make) It’s a story based on some real life events, not a true story.
Rant over though, this film truly moved me (23 year old male) I know, I hid it well in the cinema! The film is just a Must see and although I probably wouldn’t rate it 10 star (I never rate that highly) I felt I needed to raise the profile, due to people who have too much time on their hands to pick holes in minor parts of films and have to have their films more like a documentary, then a masterpiece for all warps of life and ages.
I will be using this in school as soon as it is out and will be a fantastic tool for developing writing!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Brian Percival
Writer Markus Zusak (based on the novel by), Michael Petroni (screenplay by)
Actors Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations.
Production Company Sunswept Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Leitz SUMMILUX-C and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arri Alexa, Leitz SUMMILUX-C and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,589 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema