Based on the beloved bestselling novel, THE BOOK THIEF tells the inspiring story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.
For Liesel, the power of words and of imagination becomes a means of escape â and even joy â from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves. She is THE BOOK THIEFâs heart and soul.
Indeed, it is heart and soul â as well as triumph and perseveranceâthat drives the film, which is rich in themes and characters that, will resonate for every generation. A moving and poignant portrait of the resiliency of the human spirit, this life-affirming tale contrasts innocence (as embodied by Liesel) with the pervasive tyranny that marked the times and her homeland.