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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 refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
The Book Thief -- While subjected to the horrors of World War II 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.
The Book Thief -- Highlights from the interview with Geoffrey Rush. Moderated by Steve Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times.
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 refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
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Writers:
Markus Zusak (based on the novel by)
Michael Petroni (screenplay)
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27 November 2013 (USA) See more »
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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A must-see movie for anyone interested in the Nazi Era. See more (249 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Roger Allam ... Narrator / Death (voice)

Sophie Nélisse ... Liesel Meminger

Heike Makatsch ... Liesel's Mother
Julian Lehmann ... Liesel's Brother
Gotthard Lange ... Grave Digger

Rainer Reiners ... Priest

Kirsten Block ... Frau Heinrich

Geoffrey Rush ... Hans Hubermann

Emily Watson ... Rosa Hubermann
Nico Liersch ... Rudy Steiner
Ludger Bökelmann ... Football Urchin
Paul Schaefer ... Football Urchin
Nozomi Linus Kaisar ... Fat Faced Goalie

Oliver Stokowski ... Alex Steiner
Robert Beyer ... Jewish Accountant

Hildegard Schroedter ... Frau Becker
Levin Liam ... Franz Deutscher

Ben Schnetzer ... Max Vandenburg

Sandra Nedeleff ... Max's Mother

Rafael Gareisen ... Walter - Nazi Soldier
Carl Heinz Choynski ... Jürgen the Groundsman
Carina N. Wiese ... Barbara Steiner (as Carina Wiese)

Rainer Bock ... Bürgermeister Hermann
Barbara Auer ... Ilsa Hermann

Sebastian Hülk ... Gestapo Agent

Beata Lehmann ... Woman with Champagne

Matthias Matschke ... Wolfgang
Laina Schwarz ... Neighbor
Marie Burchard ... Neighbor
Georg Tryphon ... Neighbor

Joachim Paul Assböck ... Officer
Martin Ontrop ... Herr Lehmann
Jan Andres ... Fellow Conscript
Stephanie Stremler ... Post Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Owens ... Himself (archive footage)

Godehard Giese ... Policeman on Train (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mike Maas ... Rolf Fischer (uncredited)
Stefan Schumann ... Soldier (uncredited)
Arnold Weglorz ... Soldier Johann (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Percival 
 
Writing credits
Markus Zusak (based on the novel by)

Michael Petroni (screenplay)

Produced by
Ken Blancato .... producer
Christoph Fisser .... co-producer
Henning Molfenter .... co-producer
Redmond Morris .... executive producer
Karen Rosenfelt .... producer
Charlie Woebcken .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Florian Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Wilson (film editor)
 
Casting by
Kate Dowd 
 
Production Design by
Simon Elliott 
 
Art Direction by
Bill Crutcher (supervising art director)
Jens Löckmann 
Anja Müller 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Rosinski 
 
Costume Design by
Anna B. Sheppard 
 
Makeup Department
Babette Bröseke .... additional makeup artist: crowd (as Babette Brosike)
Nathaniel De'Lineadeus .... dental FX design and manufacture
Pamela Grujic .... head makeup artist: crowd
Fae Hammond .... hair designer
Fae Hammond .... makeup designer
Natalia Jaik .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Susanne Kasper .... makeup artist: crowd
Marika Knappe .... makeup artist
Antje Langner .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Monika Lienig .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Karla Meirer .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Irmela Oswald .... additional makeup artist: crowd (as Irmela Osswald)
Andrea Pirchner .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Andrea Pirchner .... additional makeup artist: hair
Margarita Rasbasch .... junior makeup artist
Mike Reinecke .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Alex Rouse .... wigmaker
Katrin Schneider .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Rachael Speke .... key hair stylist
Rachael Speke .... key makeup artist
Christina Wagner .... additional makeup artist: crowd
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician (uncredited)
Fay Hatzius .... wig maker (uncredited)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (uncredited)
Winnie Mattheus .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens coordinator (uncredited)
Sandra Stockmeier .... wig maker (uncredited)
Anne Wenzel .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Benedikt Bothe .... unit manager
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
Philipp Klausing .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... first assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... first assistant director: aerial unit
Lisa Hauss .... second second assistant director
Rickie-Lee Roberts .... third assistant director
Tom Rye .... second assistant director
Ronny Schröder .... third assistant director: crowd
Tobias Asam .... additional third assistant director: crowd (uncredited)
Kilian Bold .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Frederike Karsch .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Simon Rangl .... assistant director runner (uncredited)
Roman Remer .... assistant director runner (uncredited)
Juliane Walker .... daily third assistant director: crowd (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bülent Akgün .... set dresser
Britta Albert .... props shopper
Laura Bach .... draftsman
Laura Bach .... set designer
Martin Berg .... art department assistant
Hubert Bock .... lead dresser
Raymond Boy .... storyboard artist
Nane Cornelius .... set decoration buyer
Michael Düwel .... managing director: art department studio babelsberg
Ulrike Eversmeier .... set decoration tailor
Katja Fischer .... set designer
Michael Fissneider .... set designer
Mariska Saapke Flau .... art department trainee
James Gemmill .... scenic artist
Joris Hamann .... construction assistant: manager
Björn Holzhausen .... assistant property master
Christine Jahn .... assistant standby props
Axel Kahnt .... property master
Rainer Kaufmann .... greensman
Joerg Kloecking .... supervising carpenter
Helko Klünder .... standby carpenter
Robert Krüger .... head of department painter
Johannes Maria Laboga .... art department assistant
Liliana Lambriev .... graphic artist
Jens Leiche .... head of department metalworker
Mario Lojek .... head of department carpenter
Doreen Ludicke .... construction buyer
Lisa McDiarmid .... standby art director
Eva-Maria Müller .... painter/artist
Russell Oxley .... scenic artist
Iris Paschedag .... assistant art director
Dominik Reindl .... set painter
Dominik Reindl .... standby painter
Barbara Sandberg .... graphic artist
Uwe Schaer .... construction manager
Tom Scheele .... storeman
Christian Schlaak .... supervising carpenter
Esther Schreiner .... assistant art director
Tonja Schurmann .... assistant set decorator (as Tonja Schürmann)
Torsten Schwartz .... head of department plasterer (as Torsten Schwarz)
Sergej Simonenko .... head of accounting: art department studio babelsberg
Sabine Steinhof .... graphic artist
Dietmar H. Suhr .... supervising painter (as Dietmar Suhr)
David Thummerer .... standby props
Yvonne von Krockow .... junior set dresser
Andreas Widmann .... set decoration buyer assistant
Dirk Winkler .... supervising painter
Sandra Wortmann .... set dresser
Jonas De Ro .... concept artist (uncredited)
Stefanie Gros .... additional set dresser: Berlin (uncredited)
Erik Hennig .... set dresser: Görlitz (uncredited)
Trinka Lat .... painter (uncredited)
James Morrall .... pre-visualization (uncredited)
Markus 'Xaver' Steinberger .... sculptor (uncredited)
Eva Weymann .... finishing painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Niv Adiri .... re-recording mixer
Paul Apted .... dialogue editor
Dominik Avenwedde .... adr recordist: Basis Berlin
Manfred Banach .... production sound mixer
Ben Barker .... sound effects editor
Peter Burgis .... foley walker (as Pete Burgis)
Ryan Cole .... recordist
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Danny Freemantle .... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Nicholas Freemantle .... assistant sound editor
Glen Gathard .... foley recordist
Peter Gleaves .... adr recordist: Goldcrest Post
Peter Hanson .... foley editing
Nina Hartstone .... supervising adr editor
Nina Hartstone .... supervising dialogue editor
Eilam Hoffman .... sound effects editor
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor
Bernhard Köpke .... adr recordist: Basis Berlin (as Bernhard Kopke)
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Helen McGovern .... boom operator
Alessandro Mongardini .... adr recordist: Post-Republic
Andy Nelson .... re-recording mixer
Beauxregard Neylon .... additional adr: Soundtrack New York
Emilie O'Connor .... dialogue editor
Jordan O'Neill .... datasat sound mastering engineer
Nicky Robinson .... additional adr: Soundfirm Melbourne
Dirk Schäfer .... boom operator (as Dirk 'Teo' Schafer)
John Soukup .... sound transfer recordist
André Stiebe .... adr recordist: Post-Republic
Mike Tehrani .... adr recordist: Goldcrest Post
Lora Tucci .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Thomas Friedrich .... special effects buyer
Wolfgang Higler .... special effects senior set technician
Klaus Mielich .... special effects coordinator
Uli Nefzer .... special effects supervisor
Delroy Reid .... snow effects technician
Andreas Schiller .... special effects technician: daily
Jens Schmiedel .... on-set special effects supervisor
Michael Steinbach .... on-set snow effects supervisor
Lucien Stephenson .... snow effects supervisor
Nils Bleeck .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Andre Emme .... daily special effects technician (uncredited)
Endres Löber .... special effects (uncredited)
Mark Raymond .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Thomas Thiele .... additional special effects technician (uncredited)
Christian Wollberg .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Konstantin Borchert .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Andreas Bundenthal .... effects technical director: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Marco de Goeij .... matchmove artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Sebastian Elsner .... pipeline technical director: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Bernhard Esperester .... 3d artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Markus Frank .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Florian Gellinger .... visual effects supervisor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Andreas Giesen .... effects technical director: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Christoph Hasche .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Oliver Hohn .... lead compositing artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Petter Idestroem .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Kerstin Kensy .... visual effects producer: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Julia Kietzmann .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Björn Kähler .... 3d artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Natalie Meffert .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Simon Ohler .... lead fx technical director: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Jan Piccart .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Robert Pinnow .... visual effects executive producer: RISE Visual Effects Studios
David Salamon .... lead 3d artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Thorsten Scholz .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Rayk Schroeder .... lead compositing artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Oliver Schulz .... lead mattepainter: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Alexander Schumann .... 3d artist: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Jérémie Sebban .... systems administrator: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Jonathan Weber .... visual effects supervisor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Andreas Wiget .... mattepainter: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Lonni Wong .... compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Dan Dolan .... vfx pulls (uncredited)
Kian Tavasoli .... trainee: RISE Visual Effects Studios (uncredited)
Guido Wilden .... workflow consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Uwe Arndt .... stunts
Jan Böhme .... stunts
Tim Haberland .... stunts
Florian Hotz .... stunts
Tomas Jester .... stunts (as Thomas Jester)
Alrik Kreemke .... stunt performer
Stefan Langel .... stunts
Frank Meinschien .... stunts
Jockel Neubauer .... stunts
Alexander Padrutt .... stunts
Leo Plank .... stunts
Markus Ranglack .... stunts
Antje Rau .... stunt coordinator (as Angie Rau)
Katja Richter .... stunts
Bernhard Schirmer .... stunts
Rene Schobes .... stunts (as Rene Schobess)
Lutz Seelow .... stunts
Paul Sondershausen .... stunts
Helga Wretman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Artjom Antipin .... rigging electrician assistant (as Artjom 'Tommy' Antipin)
Benjamin Anton .... best boy grip
Christopher Becker .... rigging electrician assistant
Mathias Beier .... rigging gaffer
Christian Bernutz .... remote head technician
Sebastian Beutler .... rigging electrician
Peter Byrne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Peter James Byrne)
Dan Carling .... digital imaging technician
Abigail Catto .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography: aerial unit
Yannick de Decker .... assistant digital imaging technician
Yannick de Decker .... assistant video operator
Maximilian Linus Dreusch .... electrician
Florian Emmerich .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jacob Engel .... crane operator
Johnny Feurer .... first assistant camera: daily
Stephan Große .... electrician (as Stephan Grosse)
Jan Grunwald .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Christof Grunz .... rigging electrician
Nicolay Gutscher .... camera operator: "b" camera
Martin Handrow .... best boy rigging
Jules Heath .... still photographer
Vicky Heienbrok .... camera trainee
Christine Hiam .... picture quality control
David Horn .... rigging electrician
Thomas Hübener .... remote head technician
Thorsten Kosselek .... best boy electric
Philipp Lange .... junior electrician
Sebastian Lindner .... electrician
Maximilian Link .... digital imaging technician: aerial unit
Maximilian Link .... second assistant camera: aerial unit
Rade Matic .... rigging electrician
Anton Meister .... dimmer board operator
Arne Müller .... grip
Hinrich Peters .... lighting technician
Markus Pluta .... crane operator
Florian Prinz .... key grip
Karim Rahmani .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexander Resch .... crane operator
Steffen Ritter .... rigging electrician
Camilo Sottolichio .... grip
Jaroslav Spana .... grip (as Jaro Spana)
Mike Stiebing .... video operator (as Michael Philipp Stiebing)
Thomas Thiele .... rigging electrician
Volker Vahl .... senior electrician (as Volker 'Vanta' Vahl)
Janosch Voss .... gaffer
Thijs Wagelaar .... electrician
Erik Wenndorf .... junior electrician
Jörg Widmer .... dailies operator
Harald Geltl .... balloon light operator (uncredited)
Christian Graf .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Hauptfleisch .... vfx camera assistant (uncredited)
Christian Kuschmitz .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Heiko Lehmann .... additional rigging electrician (uncredited)
Christian Marienthal .... crane technician: GF-16 (uncredited)
Michael Praun .... additional camera operator: VFX (uncredited)
Marek Radolf .... balloon lighting (uncredited)
Christian Saalfeld .... balloon light operator (uncredited)
Christoffer Schulz .... additional grip assistant (uncredited)
Ulf Schädlich .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Marco Siefert .... additional rigging electrician (uncredited)
Sarah Wetzstein .... additional grip assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Simone Bär .... casting: Germany
Patrick Dreikauss .... casting consultant: children, Germany
Christin Geigemüller .... extras casting assistant
Clare Harlow .... casting assistant: UK
Alexandra Montag .... casting assistant: Germany
Patrick Winkler .... extras casting assistant
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanette Apel .... costume cutter
Dorothée Bach .... costume assistant (as Dorothee Bach)
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Valentina Castillo .... tailor assistant
Jenny Dechene .... tailor
Jan Dieckmann .... textile artist
Markus Ernst .... costume supervisor
Brigitte Friedländer-Rodriguez .... costume supervisor (as Brigitte Rodriguez)
Natascha Gotowtschikow .... set costumer
Sonja Greif .... set costumer
Elli Großer .... costume buyer (as Eleni Grosser)
Angelika Kauz .... tailor
Gabriele Klinke .... tailor
Christian Kratzert .... costume cutter
Gary Lane .... military costume master
William Lane .... military costume assistant
Theresa Anna Luther .... set costumer
Maja Meschede .... assistant costume designer
Emma Rees .... costumer
Antje Rohrberg .... wardrobe
John Rowe .... military costumer
Nannette Schwarz .... costumer
Julia Schädle .... costumer
Nana Seemann .... costumer
Jessica Snyder .... set costumer: crowd
Gillian Wood .... textile artist
Jeanette Apel .... costume maker: Miss Nelisse (uncredited)
Peter Paul .... costumer (uncredited)
Melanie Salfert .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
You-Jin Seo .... costume patination: additional (uncredited)
Lisa Spengler .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
Katja Willecke .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate consultant
Dannah Collins .... color correction
Sascha Dhillon .... associate editor
John Ensby .... lab contact
Paul Ensby .... digital intermediate colourist
Kim Honeyman .... senior digital intermediate producer
Jaime Leonard .... digital intermediate editor
Jeffery L. Parks .... on-line and titles
Lee Tucker .... preview engineer
Lee Twohey .... hd deliverables
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Christian Burgis .... location assistant
Volkmar Croyé .... assistant location manager
Michael Herbell .... location manager
Raidar Huber .... location scout
Thomas Lauterkorn .... location scout
Petra Ringleb .... location scout
Jürgen Schwämmle .... location scout
Mathias Braun .... location scout (uncredited)
Marion Gerhardt .... location scout (uncredited)
Sören von der Heyde .... location scout: Saxony (uncredited)
Felix Witte .... location assistant (uncredited)
Gernot Zeglien .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ramiro Belgardt .... music editor
Becky Bentham .... historical music consultant
Children'S Choir Of The Staatsoper Unter Linden Berlin .... musicians: choir
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Donald Foster .... musician: clarinet solos (as Don Foster)
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Gregory Jamrok .... music preparation
Randy Kerber .... musician: piano solos
Tobias Lehmann .... engineer: Teldex Studio, Children's Choir of the Staatsoper Unter Linden Berlin
Doris Lütz .... music assistant: Children's Choir of the Staatsoper Unter Linden Berlin (as Doriz Lutz)
Rebecca Morellato .... Music Production Exec
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Vincent Oppido .... music preparation
Jessica Pearlman .... musician: oboe solos
Nic Raine .... arranger: historical music
Peter Reil .... music tutor: bandonika
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Linnea Snyder .... music preparation
David Stal .... music preparation
Graham Sutton .... preview music editor
Vincenz Weissenburger .... choir master: Children's Choir of the Staatsoper Unter Linden Berlin
Robert Wolff .... scoring editor
Joe Zimmerman .... music preparation
Ted Caplan .... temp music editor (uncredited)
Danielle Diego .... music executive (uncredited)
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Marcel Ahrens .... production driver
John Andrews .... facilities
Stephan Arendt .... unit move coordinator
Jan Bludau .... cast driver
Raymond Bommel Schulz .... production driver (as Raymond 'Bommel; Schulz)
Claus Brennecke .... production driver
Heiko Daugau .... head of department facilities
Timo Dobbert .... cast driver
Sascha Graetz .... production driver
Andreas Grasshoff .... transportation captain
Frank Gust .... production driver
Sven Jorden .... driver's captain
Alexander Lambriev .... picture vehicle coordinator
Malte Mann .... production driver
Dirk Niemeyer .... production driver
Timo Nonnenbroich .... production driver
Peter Schinlauer .... production driver
Daniela Tansey .... production driver
Tim Zerneke .... production driver
René Zeuner .... cast driver
Wassili Zygouris .... train coordinator
Marcel Ahrens .... personal driver: Mr. Zusak (uncredited)
Jan Bludau .... personal driver: Mr. Rush (uncredited)
John Kalus .... additional set decoration driver (uncredited)
Daniel Sandberg .... assistant picture vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louma Bachrach .... assistant set production assistant
Barbara Berkery .... head dialect coach
Anne Betkierowicz .... accommodations & travel coordinator
Heiner Borger .... pilot: aerial unit
Bettina Brenner .... production accountant
Nils Brillat .... set production assistant
Elspeth Brodie .... dialect coach
Matt Curtis .... main and end titles
Joachim Dumkow .... set medic (as Joachim 'Joe' Dumkow)
Tina Ellis .... post production assistant accountant
Katrin Eser .... production assistant
Lucia Foster Found .... aerial operations coordinator: aerial unit
David Francis .... safety coordinator: aerial unit
Annett Franz .... children's chaperone
Ursula Gaida .... payroll accountant
Paul B. Gibbs .... financial controller (as Paul Gibbs)
Tarn Harper .... post production accountant
Christian Hartmann .... historical and military advisor (as Dr. Christian Hartmann)
Kilian Hebold .... key set production assistant
Philipp Heintze .... set production assistant
Katja Hoerstmann .... Business Affairs Studio Babelsberg
Geraint Jones .... first assistant accountant
Eral Kalender .... production assistant
Frederike Karsch .... assistant set production assistant
Mun Ju Kim .... assistant accountant
Anna Klausing .... production secretary
Moritz Kolf .... set production assistant
Sebastian Luck .... set production assistant
Caroline MacVicar .... assistant to producers
Stacy Mann .... unit publicist
John Marzano .... eclipse technician: aerial unit
Jens Matthiaschk .... assistant production coordinator
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach: adr
Margaret Metz .... cashier
Laura Milosch .... assistant to producers
Les Peter .... calligrapher
Carolina Ronzino .... set production assistant
Siegrid Schmidt .... assistant accountant
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager: aerial unit
Christina Syring .... production coordinator
Jeronimo Wald .... set manager
Florian Weißhuhn .... assistant set manager (as Florian Weisshuhn)
Elizabeth West .... script supervisor
Katharina Würthner .... assistant: Geoffrey Rush
Fabienne Zaumseil .... production assistant
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Markus Bensch .... production executive (uncredited)
Matthew Brown .... crowd marshall: Berlin (uncredited)
Gero Brugmann .... legal counsel: Studio Babelsberg (uncredited)
Patrick Dreikauss .... acting coach: children - German (uncredited)
Jan Filkorn .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Marcel Genzmer .... security (uncredited)
Julia Golembiowski .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Dirk Hannemann .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Hoffmann .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Andreas Pense .... legal counsel: Studio Babelsberg (uncredited)
Nadine Peschel .... stand-in: Ms. Watson (uncredited)
Zoe Simijonovic .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Nicholas Guy Smith .... voice-over (uncredited)
Levy Spéder .... set runner (uncredited)
Marie Wildenhain .... assistant to co-producer (uncredited)
Lesley Wise .... legal & business affairs: Ingenious Media (uncredited)
Semjon Wolf .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sonja B. Zimmer .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material
Runtime:
131 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Jesse Owens won the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and the Long JumpSee more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Rudy Steiner wears a winter jumper with a metal zipper. Buttons on children's clothing are much cheaper and much more likely with war-time metal shortages in 1942 Germany. The zipper was mostly seen as a novelty item in this era.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:One small fact: you are going to die. Despite every effort, no one lives forever. Sorry to be such a spoiler. My advice is when the time comes, don't panic. It doesn't seem to help.
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56 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
A must-see movie for anyone interested in the Nazi Era., 29 November 2013
Author: Chalpern13

As the daughter of a Holocaust Survivor, I raced to see this movie on Thanksgiving Day.

Our hero, a little girl, has a compelling personal history. Her brother dies on the way of them being placed with foster parents. She also cannot read.

Her foster father becomes her natural ally when he teaches her to read. Then she is befriended by her neighbor, a little boy.

Added to the mix is that her foster parents hide a Jew. The little girl is drawn to him, especially after she learns her own mother, a Communist, most likely became a victim of the Nazis.

The Jewish young man furthers her education with reading and writing lessons. When he falls ill, she reads to him as a lifeline to keep him connected to living.

The historic context of this story is well documented with the Night of the Broken Glass and book burning.

This movie is a must- see for anyone like me who is compelled to learn about the human and historic drama of the Nazi era.

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