One of the best movies I have watched is “The book thief”, a war drama of 2013 directed by Brian Percival. The film is based on the novel of Markus Zusak, an Australian writer with Australian and German roots. The very well-known actors Geoffrey Rush and Emily Weston are in the roles of Liesel’s foster parents. Sophie Nelisse is in the main role of Liesel and she is a really good actress. Winning several awards for her performance in the film.
This film is about a twelve- year old, Jewish girl, called Liesel. Just before the second world war begins she gets adopted by a German Family, learns to read with her foster father’s help and her love of reading becomes a passion very soon. So she starts”borrowing” books and reads them in the basement of their house where Max, a Jewish refugee is hidden. Liesel creates a very strong relationship with her new family, Max, and Rudy the boy next door, who becomes her best friend. But unfortunately, one night she loses everyone she has loved more when the city is bombed. The only survivor is Lisel who fell asleep in the basement and she goes on, living her life with the memory of the war.
The book thief is a successful film earning over 76 million dollars receiving nominations for Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA awards.
It’s one of the best movies I have watched recently, a heart-touching story about love and friendship during the cruelty of the war.