The Book Thief Summary & Red Carpet Special Screening

The Book Thief Summary

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Geoffrey Rush (right) and Author Markus Zusak (left)

“The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak.Narrated by Death, the book is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy. It describes a young girl’s relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. First published in 2005, the book has won numerous awards and was listed on theThe New York Times Best Seller list for over 230 weeks.[2]



Liesel is on the train, on her way to be fostered when her brother dies. At his funeral, she picks up a book and keeps it to remind her of him. However, she can’t read. When she arrives at her foster home, her papa (Hans Hubermann) teaches her how. At a Nazi book burning ceremony, an officer gives a speech about the importance of cleansing of the German society from “immoral” and “indecent” thoughts through burning books, which provokes Liesel. After the book burning ceremony, Liesel hides a book that survived the fire and takes it home. She is seen by Ilsa Hermann, the mayor’s wife and mama’s (Rosa Hubermann) customer. When Liesel is at the mayor’s to drop the laundry, Ilsa shares her magnificent library and its books with her. The mayor eventually discharges Liesel. This forces her to start “borrowing” books from Ilsa’s library, hence earning the nickname “The Book Thief”.

But things get dicey when they, along with hot tempered Rosa Hubermann, begin to hide a Jew named Max in the basement. As a security measure and to save his life, Max is not allowed to leave the basement. Max and Liesel start bonding as they read and share stories together. But he is forced to leave after an incident in which Hans defends a Jewish prisoner against a Nazi officer.” – From wikipedia

The book Thief movie Synopsis:

Based on the beloved international bestselling novel, written by Australian author, Markus Zusak, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.



The Genre: Drama

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nelisse, Emily Watson

The red carpet special screening of The Book Thief was held today at Sydney Randwick Ritz Cinema. Academy award winner Geoffrey Rush and Author Markus Zusak talked to media and signed autographs for fans at a special red carpet screening at Sydney Randwick Ritz Cinema.

I was quite excited to receive this media call as Geoffrery Rush is such a talented actor. Have you seen the move Shine? It was totally awesome to meet Geoffrey in person and shoot this special event.

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Geoffrey Rush at Sydney The Book Thief red carpet screening

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Geoffrey Rush at Sydney The Book Thief red carpet screening

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The Book Thief Summary geoffery rush at the book thief screening

Geoffrey Rush at Sydney The Book Thief red carpet screening

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The Book Thief Author Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Summary Geoffrey Rush and Author Markus Zusak

Geoffrey Rush and Author Markus Zusak at Sydney The Book Thief red carpet screening

THE BOOK THIEF IS IN CINEMAS ON JANUARY 9.

7 replies
  1. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    Went to the actual premiere that night.
    Was a great night and a good movie too. Even stayed back for the book signing with the author.
    Great night.

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  2. Jahli
    Jahli says:

    At the end of last month I left the comment above synaig that I hoped, in the last few books I read in 2011, to find a gem, a book that ought to be read for years to come. Well, my very last book of the year is turning out to be just such a book. Can I heartily recommend Vanessa Gebbie’s The Coward’s Tale ? What an absolute joy this book is, and what a storyteller Gebbie is. This is the story of a Welsh mining town sometime in the last fifty years and the community that lives there, and the stories and histories that bind them together, as told (to anyone who will listen) by the beggar Ianto Passchendale Jenkins. There is Icarus Evans, the woodwork teacher who has carved thousands of feathers from wood shavings in the hope of making one that will float on air (though they never do); Factual Philips the Deputy Librarian who was never allowed to play as a child, and Tutt Bevan the Undertaker who is trying to find a straight path from one end of the town to the other in memory of his grandfather; Matty Harris the Deputy Bank Manager who claims that damaged Half Harris is no relation of his; and many more. Each story weaving in and out of the others as lives touch and mingle, all bound together by an accident many years ago at the Kindly Light Pit. A quote on the book calls the novel the child of Dylan Thomas and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and I’d say that isn’t far off. Anyone who has enjoyed Louis de Bernieres will also find much to enjoy here. A late contender for my book of the year I reckon

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    Who wears socks? I own 2 pair. Don’t wear shoes most of the time. Demonstrably bad for your feet, knees, hips, and back. Take a look at the recent research coming out of the U of Delaware. (Sorry, don’t have links.)  Chuck Waggoner

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  4. http://www./
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    VeÅ¡ slučajno za kvalitetno stekleno pilico?Enkrat sem imela eno od Essence, pa mi sploh ni bila vÅ¡eč (glede na to, da je bila ene 2€ me niti ni čudilo…). Moja teta pa ima eno, kiiomje dobila za rd in je ful zadovoljna z njo, ampak ne ve pa katera znamka je, ker nič ne piÅ¡e, etuijapa več nima. )Â

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