The Book Thief

Markus Zusak’s novel about a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) struggling to survive the horrors of Germany during the second world war by stealing books and passing them along gets adapted by screen

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Markus Zusak’s novel about a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) struggling to survive the horrors of Germany during the second world war by stealing books and passing them along gets adapted by screenwriter Michael Petroni (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Rite) and director Brian Percival (About a Girl, Pleasureland). The story of this girl and her courageous foster parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), who provide shelter for a Jewish refugee as well, will certainly inspire audiences and garner year-end awards consideration. Opens Nov. 27 at Esquire Theatre. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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