This week, we saw The Book Thief, a movie set in Nazi Germany shortly before and during World War II. It’s the story of a young girl whose parents are communists; she’s sent to live with a couple in Stuttgart (played by Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson). At one point, the family takes in and hides a young Jewish man.
It’s a wonderful movie, based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and first published in 2007. It’s about friendship, love, growing up, books, reading and writing, all framed within the context of Nazi Germany at war. Sophie Nelisse as the young Liesl is a wonder. Through her eyes, you see that beauty can flower anywhere.
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