‘The Book Thief’ Trailer: A Little Girl Changes Everyone’s Lives During WWII, What Did You Ever Do?

The Book Thief

“If your eyes could speak, what would they say?”

So postulates Max, a young Jewish refugee seeking shelter in Liesel’s house during WWII. It’s a pretty big question to ask a little girl, but as the trailer for Brian Percival‘s The Book Thief suggests, just her mere presence changes the lives of everyone in that small German town forever. Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is sent to live with new parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) after losing her own family in the middle of WWII. Fitting in as a new girl in a town full of Nazis is clearly hard, but spirited little Liesel learns to cope with a combination of her fists, and through the magic of the written word. Bonding with Papa Geoffrey Rush and Max (Ben Schnetzer) are fun as well.

It’s still a little unclear from the trailer exactly what it is that Liesel does to “transform the lives of everyone around her,” as the official synopsis states. Does she incite a revolution? Is it just her precociousness? The Book Thief is an adaptation of a best-selling novel, so my answer is probably there, but I’m not looking to spoil anything. Check out the trailer for yourself here:

The Book Thief is in theaters November 15th.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

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