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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Courage beyond words.
  • We could have bought the book!

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, a young woman 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. As she reads to him, a relationship develops, but the Nazis are forever searching houses and it is only a matter of time before they come knocking.


131 minutes.
Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Director
Brian Percival
ScreenplayMarkus Zusak, Michael Petroni
MusicJohn Williams
CinematographyFlorian Ballhaus
EditingJohn Wilson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byFox 2000 Pictures, Studio Babelsberg

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNOne
ViolenceMild impact, occasional
PrejudiceMild impact, frequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis drama feature contains themes about war versus humanity and it is set around the second world war. It revolves around Hitler's Germany and anti-Semitism (sic) around that period.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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ViolenceSexLanguage
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ConsumerismDrinking, drugs, smoking
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape TimesStephen Farber quote icon 10
International Media
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli quote icon 8
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
Metacritic.com29 critics11
RottenTomatoes.com109 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 10
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 12
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation15
IMDB8295 Netizens quote icon 15
Average .. 60%12


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