The Book Thief

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
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Film Cast:

  • Hans Hubermann: Geoffrey Rush
  • Liesel Meminger: Sophie Nélisse
  • Rosa Hubermann: Emily Watson
  • Rudy Steiner: Nico Liersch
  • Max Vandenburg: Ben Schnetzer
  • Liesel’s mother: Heike Makatsch
  • Ilsa Hermann: Barbara Auer
  • Narrator / Death (voice): Roger Allam
  • Bürgermeister Hermann: Rainer Bock
  • Grave Digger: Gotthard Lange
  • Priest: Rainer Reiners
  • Frau Heinrich: Kirsten Block
  • Liesel’s Brother: Julian Lehmann
  • Football Urchin: Ludger Bökelmann
  • Football Urchin: Paul Schalper
  • Fat Faced Goalie: Nozomi Linus Kaisar
  • Alex Steiner: Oliver Stokowski
  • Jewish Accountant: Robert Beyer
  • Frau Becker: Hildegard Schroedter
  • Franz Deutscher: Levin Liam
  • Max’s Mother: Sandra Nedeleff
  • Walter, Nazi Soldier: Rafael Gareisen
  • Jürgen the Groundsman: Carl Heinz Choynski
  • Rolf Fischer: Mike Maas
  • Gestapo Agent: Sebastian Hülk
  • Wolfgang: Matthias Matschke
  • Woman with Champagne: Beata Lehmann
  • Neighbor: Laina Schwarz
  • Neighbor: Marie Burchard
  • Neighbor: Georg Tryphon
  • Officer: Joachim Paul Assböck
  • Herr Lehmann: Martin Ontrop
  • Fellow Conscript: Jan Andres
  • Post Woman: Stephanie Stremler
  • Barbara Steiner: Carina Wiese

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: John Williams
  • Editor: John Wilson
  • Production Sound Mixer: Manfred Banach
  • Casting: Simone Bär
  • Producer: Karen Rosenfelt
  • Director of Photography: Florian Ballhaus
  • Costume Design: Anna B. Sheppard
  • Executive Producer: Redmond Morris
  • Stunt Coordinator: Antje Rau
  • Dialect Coach: Barbara Berkery
  • Set Designer: Katja Fischer
  • Property Master: Axel Kahnt
  • Standby Carpenter: Helko Klünder
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Klaus Mielich
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Glenn Freemantle
  • Dialogue Editor: Gillian Dodders
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ben Barker
  • Music Editor: Ramiro Belgardt
  • Supervising Art Director: Bill Crutcher
  • Art Direction: Anja Müller
  • Greensman: Rainer Kaufmann
  • Dialogue Editor: R.J. Kizer
  • Casting: Kate Dowd
  • ADR Recordist: Peter Gleaves
  • Writer: Michael Petroni
  • Grip: Camilo Sottolichio
  • Location Manager: Michael Herbell
  • Unit Production Manager: Philipp Klausing
  • Director: Brian Percival
  • Producer: Ken Blancato
  • Script Supervisor: Elizabeth West
  • Set Decoration: Mark Rosinski
  • Production Design: Simon Elliott
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Maja Meschede
  • Novel: Markus Zusak
  • Art Direction: Jens Löckmann
  • Costume Supervisor: Brigitte Friedländer-Rodriguez
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kerstin Kensy
  • Set Costumer: Theresa Anna Luther
  • Makeup Department Head: Pamela Grujic
  • Set Designer: Michael Fissneider
  • Assistant Art Director: Esther Schreiner
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Niv Adiri
  • Sound Effects Editor: Danny Freemantle
  • Foley Recordist: Glen Gathard
  • Foley Editor: Peter Hanson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Eilam Hoffman
  • Boom Operator: Helen McGovern
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Nelson
  • Boom Operator: Dirk Schäfer
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Florian Gellinger
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jonathan Weber
  • “A” Camera Operator: Florian Emmerich
  • “B” Camera Operator: Nicolay Gutscher
  • Costume Supervisor: Markus Ernst
  • Set Costumer: Natascha Gotowtschikow
  • Set Costumer: Sonja Greif
  • Transportation Captain: Andreas Grasshoff
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jeanette Haley
  • Casting Assistant: Alexandra Montag
  • Dialogue Editor: Emilie O’Connor
  • Wigmaker: Alex Rouse
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Adam Dale
  • Scenic Artist: James Gemmill
  • Scenic Artist: Russell Oxley
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Nina Hartstone
  • Dialogue Editor: Paul Apted
  • Still Photographer: Jules Heath
  • Gaffer: Janosch Voss
  • Best Boy Electric: Thorsten Kosselek
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Jaime Leonard
  • Dialect Coach: Elspeth Brodie
  • Unit Publicist: Stacy Mann
  • Set Dresser: Bülent Akgün
  • Key Makeup Artist: Rachael Speke
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Daryl Bristow
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Nane Cornelius
  • Sound Recordist: Ryan Cole
  • Costumer: Emma Rees
  • Digital Intermediate: Kim Honeyman
  • Digital Intermediate Colorist: Paul Ensby
  • Associate Editor: Sascha Dhillon
  • Assistant Property Master: Björn Holzhausen
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Uli Nefzer
  • Casting Assistant: Clare Harlow
  • Assistant Art Director: Iris Paschedag
  • Makeup Designer: Fae Hammond
  • ADR Recordist: Bernhard Köpke
  • Storyboard Artist: Raymond Boy
  • Main Title Designer: Matt Curtis
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Nick Freemantle
  • 3D Artist: Alexander Schumann
  • Digital Intermediate: Matt Adams
  • Rigging Gaffer: Mathias Beier
  • Aerial Coordinator: Lucia Foster Found
  • ADR Recordist: Mike Tehrani
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Jan Grunwald
  • ADR Recordist: Dominik Avenwedde
  • Set Painter: Dominik Reindl
  • Makeup Artist: Marika Knappe
  • Costumer: Nannette Schwarz
  • Lighting Technician: Hinrich Peters
  • Tailor: Jenny Dechene
  • Tailor: Gabriele Klinke
  • Second Assistant Director: Tom Rye
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Dan Carling
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Peter Byrne
  • Compositor: Natalie Meffert
  • Visual Effects Technical Director: Andreas Bundenthal
  • Special Effects Technician: Andreas Schiller
  • Special Effects Technician: Rene Barthel
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Karim Rahmani
  • Grip: Jaroslav Spana
  • Production Secretary: Anna Klausing
  • First Assistant Director: Ralph Eisenmann
  • Art Department Assistant: Martin Berg
  • Costumer: Julia Schädle
  • Construction Manager: Uwe Schaer
  • Best Boy Grip: Benjamin Anton
  • Textile Artist: Jan Dieckmann
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Patrick Winkler
  • First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
  • Grip: Arne Müller
  • Standby Art Director: Lisa McDiarmid
  • Visual Effects Technical Director: Andreas Giesen
  • ADR Recordist: André Stiebe
  • Unit Manager: Benedikt Bothe
  • Draughtsman: Laura Bach
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Maximilian Link
  • Compositor: Markus Frank
  • Painter: Eva-Maria Müller
  • 3D Artist: Bernhard Esperester
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lisa Hauss
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Abigail Catto
  • Electrician: Maximilian Linus Dreusch
  • Translator: Bárbara Morelos-Zaragoza
  • Makeup Artist: Susanne Kasper
  • Art Department Assistant: Johannes Maria Laboga
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Tonja Schürmann
  • Set Dresser: Sandra Wortmann
  • Camera Trainee: Vicky Heienbrok
  • Electrician: Sebastian Lindner
  • Electrician: Thijs Wagelaar
  • Electrician: Stephan Große
  • Key Grip: Florian Prinz
  • Costume Assistant: Dorothée Bach
  • Costumer: Nana Seemann
  • Tailor: Angelika Kauz
  • Textile Artist: Gillian Wood
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Christin Geigemüller
  • Online Editor: Jeffery L. Parks
  • ADR Recordist: Lora Tucci
  • ADR Recordist: Alessandro Mongardini
  • 3D Artist: Björn Kähler
  • Compositor: Konstantin Borchert
  • Compositor: Christoph Hasche
  • Compositor: Petter Idestroem
  • Compositor: Julia Kietzmann
  • Compositor: Jan Piccart
  • Compositor: Thorsten Scholz
  • Compositor: Lonni Wong
  • Compositing Lead: Oliver Hohn
  • Compositing Lead: Rayk Schroeder
  • Matte Painter: Andreas Wiget
  • First Assistant Accountant: Geraint Jones
  • Pilot: Heiner Borger
  • Production Accountant: Bettina Brenner
  • Production Assistant: Katrin Eser
  • Production Assistant: Eral Kalender
  • Production Assistant: Jessie Kerry
  • Production Assistant: Sam Vester
  • Production Assistant: Fabienne Zaumseil
  • Production Coordinator: Christina Syring
  • Set Production Assistant: Nils Brillat
  • Set Production Assistant: Philipp Heintze
  • Set Production Assistant: Moritz Kolf
  • Set Production Assistant: Sebastian Luck
  • Set Production Assistant: Carolina Ronzino

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: As I was watching _The Book Thief_ I spent most of the time thinking “That was an odd decision to make” but I did also have the thought process “I’m not digging this really, it’s not for me, but it’s not bad. Like a 5 outta 10 or something”. But during the credits, my roommate who was working from home because of the COVID-19 quarantine decided she was done for the day and came out into the loungeroom, and asked me to tell her about what I’d just watched. And as I was explaining to her, or trying to, I very quickly realised, wait a minute… That was fuckin’ stupid!

    _Final rating:★½: – Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible._

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