WHO’S IN IT?
Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Emily Watson (Red Dragon), Ben Schnetzer (Happy Town), Nico Liersch (Kokowääh 2), Roger Allam (The Queen), Barbara Auer (Impossibly Yours), Heike Makatsch (Love Actually)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Brian Percival (Downton Abbey), director; Michael Petroni (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), writer; Ken Blancato (film debut) and Karen Rosenfelt (Marley and Me), producers; John Williams (Star Wars), composer; Florian Ballhaus (The Devil Wears Prada), cinematographer; John Wilson (Billy Elliott), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
As the horrifying world of Nazi Germany unfolds around her, the only joy young Liesel (Nélisse) finds is from stealing contraband books and sharing them with others in her small town, including the Jewish refugee (Schnetzer) who her foster parents (Rush and Watson) are hiding in their basement…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, The Book Thief brings to life an inspiring tale of courage and love during a dark part of 20th century history.