The Book Thief

November 8th 2013
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 125 min,
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assböck, Kirsten Block, Sandra Nedeleff, Ludger Bökelmann, Hildegard Schroedter, Rafael Gareisen, Godehard Giese, Gotthard Lange, Levin Liam
  • Director: Brian Percival
  • Writers: Michael Petroni, Markus Zusak
  • Producers: Ken Blancato, Karen Rosenfelt
  • Co Producers: Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken
  • Executive Producer: Redmond Morris
  • Art Direction: Bill Crutcher
  • Casting: Kate Dowd
  • Costume Design: Anna B. Sheppard
  • D.O.P.: Florian Ballhaus
  • Editor: John Wilson
  • Makeup: Fae Hammond
  • Music: John Williams
  • Production Design: Simon Elliott
  • Set Decoration: Mark Rosinski


Set during World War II in Germany and based on Markus Zusak's new novel, the story follows Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Production Companies: Fox 2000 Pictures, Studio Babelsberg
  • Production Schedule: 28 February 2013 - 15 April 2013

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 16 January 2014: Denmark
  • 30 January 2014: Russia
  • 31 January 2014: Brazil, Sweden, UK
  • 6 February 2014: Argentina, Belarus, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia
  • 13 February 2014: Germany, Italy
  • 19 February 2014: Belgium
  • 12 March 2014: France
  • 13 March 2014: Netherlands
  • 21 March 2014: Spain