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Release Date: November 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 11th, 2014

PG-13|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel's new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer, Levin Liam, Barbara Auer, Roger Allam

Director: Brian Percival

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Sunswept Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Escape, House, Fall, 1940s, Passionate, Growing up

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Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture