The Book Thief – to read, watch and love!

När jag hade läst Markus Zusaks Boktjuven var jag förtrollad av hans språk och att en så ung författare kunde skriva så fängslande och använda så spännande grepp. Förra veckan såg jag filmatiseringen av romanen, och jag blev inte besviken. Få filmer gjorda på goda böcker blir riktigt bra – den här blev det. Gå och se den!
The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak, narrated by Death and set in World War II Germany.
The Book Thief
2013 Film
  • Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. This film is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.
The movie (131 minutes) was released in November 2013, directed by Brian Percival. Narrator Roger Allam.

This is a great film. The Book Thief has wonderful photography by Florian Ballhaus, an excellent musical score by Golden Globe and Oscar winning John Williams, and best of all, marvelous acting from Sophie Nelisse as the young girl, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as her adoptive parents, and Ben Schnetzer as the Jewish boy they hide.  ”Death” is the narrator, just like in the novel. The power of the story and the brilliant acting compensate for any short coming you might find.

I cannot imagine a more perfect cast for this film, and I loved every moment with Rush and Nelisse together. Their friendship and love for each other sparkles. I have always enjoyed Geoffrey Rush in his movies, but here – he made my heart melt. Just go and see it!

17 reaktioner på ”The Book Thief – to read, watch and love!

  1. Just got it … on my media box – haven’t seen it … tonight maybe. I love Geoffrey Rush. I think this is film he started working on after ”King’s Speech” – thanks for the review, have heard a lot about the film and only good. Great review.

  2. Some years ago Markus came to my son’s school and talked to the students and to the parents. He was funny and inspiring, and I am so pleased that he has gone on to bigger and better things. This movie is something a lot of people are talking about, and from the trailer: it is well justified. I am sorry that I missed it at the theatres, I will have to catch it on DVD. Geoffrey Rush always puts on a good performance.

  3. I knew Geoffrey a thousand years ago, when I lived in Melbourne and he was studying acting. None of us guessed for a moment that he would become a huge star …

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