Monday, March 17, 2014

The Book Thief, a movie

The Book Thief, a movie adapted from a book by the same title.

Liesel's mother can no longer take care of her and her brother, however, before they reach the family who will become her mama and papa, Liesel's brother passes away during the train voyage - he is buried off the side of the railway tracks in the dead of winter.  Liesel and her mother continue their journey to her new life.

Liesel's new family are at odds with the Nazi regime.  Through Liesel's eyes we see how so many of the every day German population became victims of Hitler's hatred of those who are different.  Go along with his hatred or become an enemy of the state.

The narrator of the movie is certainly unique, and I will leave it at that in case you haven't seen this movie yet.

This was a very good movie, and we both enjoyed it very much.

Emily Watson gave a really good performance as "mama".

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