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Number: 253

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IMDb Rating:
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7.6/10 (119055 votes)

Country: USA, 131 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Brian Percival

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 ...


photo Roger Allam (voice) Roger Allam (voice) Narrator / Death
photo Sophie Nélisse Sophie Nélisse Liesel Meminger
photo Heike Makatsch Heike Makatsch
photo Julian Lehmann Julian Lehmann
photo Gotthard Lange Gotthard Lange

Medium: Unknown,

Location: 01

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1