Book Vs. Movie: The Book Thief
The Book Thief (Anniversary Edition)
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Try this AARP member benefit today. Though based on a huge best-seller — the Markus Zusak novel of the same name — The Book Thief is a small movie. Broadly about the power of the written word to transport us beyond the most dire circumstances in this case, Nazi Germany , the film is at heart a simple but beautiful tale of the unconditional love between a father and his daughter. Liesel is sent to live with foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann after she witnesses the death of her baby brother the children and their mother had attempted to flee their winter-ravaged, war-torn country. A house painter by trade, Hans kindly welcomes the emotionally ravaged Liesel. Rosa, by contrast — played by the talented Emily Watson Hilary and Jackie — is overly harsh to the girl. Though Rosa's obduracy is initially unconvincing, she softens over time into a more nuanced, more believable character.