The Book Thief
On Blu-ray and DVD, Redbox, Video on Demand, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play and other streaming services.
By Bruce Batchelor-Glader
Every once in a while a film of significance slips through the cracks, cursed by poor distribution, early negative reviews and difficult subject matter. The Book Thief is one of those pictures. Based on a 2005 prize winning (and hugely popular) Young Adult novel by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief defies easy categorizations. Since the movie takes place in a German village during the 1930s and includes scenes of Jewish persecution (including 1938’s Kristallnacht in which thousands of Jewish businesses and synagogues were set on fire by German SA members and civilians) it has been described as a Holocaust film for younger viewers.