I haven’t read the book yet, but now I plan on adding it to my long list. I really felt like I could identify with the characters, and I feel like I have a better grasp on the situation the people were put into (Jews and German alike) now.
The whole movie felt very realistic even though it is a fiction. The quality (production value) was very high even though I had never heard of it before. The narrator wasn’t annoying, but it would have been the same movie without him entirely, kinda weird. If you feel like a good war drama this is the way to go.
The Book Thief
March 14th 2006 by Knopf Books
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 58,272 users
Point of View:
A mix of narration and third person
Subject matter / Setting:
The setting is a town in Nazi Germany by the name of Molching, 1939.
Nazi Germany, War, Young Love (kinda), Writing, Death
The book was published for Young Adults. The movie seemed to be more for and older crowd, it is a 2 hour long drama after all.
You have to know that you are going to sit down and watch a 2 hour long drama, but if you are prepared for that, the pacing was smooth. There were a few moments when I looked at the time, but it wasn’t bad.
How did the film affect me?
It was a wonderful visualization of Nazi Germany. I’m no expert, but this seemed to be the most real feeling Nazi Germany experience I’ve had in a movie. It wasn’t about the war, but the war was there. I won’t forget it.