Berwick St James Parish
The Book Thief
Thursday 23 October 2014
To be shown in the Reading Room, October 23rd, at 7 for 7.30pm
Donation of £5 for those over 16 years, with a free glass of wine/ beer or soft drink! Directed by Brian Percival. PG13
Run time: 2hrs 10mins. PG 13. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse.
Those familiar with the 2005 best-selling novel by Markus Zusak will not be disappointed with this version, which differs from the book in only minor details. Both tell the story of a pre-adolescent girl who is adopted into a German family living in a small village in 1938. By following her life we get to view war on the home front for Germany. Nazi rallies, anti-Jewish pogroms, Hitler Youth groups, conscription, book burning, daylight bombing, propaganda films and posters, and the whole gamut of events are seen from her perspective. The film is hauntingly beautiful, and allows viewers to become immersed in the realities of Liesel's situation. (Contains scenes of emotional distress and moderate threat.)