The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

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Posted: Wed Nov 27 2013

Narrated by Death himself (solemn-voiced Roger Allam) but, alas, not adapted by him, this sumptuous, faintly unrealistic version of Markus Zusak’s best-seller bypasses wartime horror at every juncture. Angelic orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives in fictional Molching, Germany, in 1938 with separation anxiety and an inability to read. Kindly foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush, mainly defined by his jaunty accordion playing) and Rosa (Emily Watson, sweet under a tough exterior) fix both problems in what feels like a matter of weeks. Soon, Nazis start roughing up the townsfolk, but Liesel has unerring moral instincts, hiding a brotherly Jew in the cellar and softening hearts all around, while developing into an avid reader.    

Where the book had a kernel of intellectual irony to it—words betray a nation—this drama goes shamelessly for the heart. Viewers can do better when it comes to child’s-eye perspectives (the recent Lore, about a Hitler Youth left to fend for herself, is breathtakingly bold), and both Zusak and the filmmakers grab at a randomly downbeat conclusion that feels incidental to the evil of the time.

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Director:

Brian Percival

Cast:

Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse

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Cinesa Barnasud 3D

Progrés, 69, Gavà, 08850 Show map/details

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    Cinesa Barnasud 3D Progrés, 69
    Gavà
    08850

  • Venue phone:

    902 33 32 31

  • Venue website:

    cinesa.es/

  • Opening hours:

    Various sessions and times

  • Price:

    €6.50 ; Wed €5; midnight sessions €4; Sat, Sun €6.80

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    1. Cinesa Barnasud 3D
      • Progrés, 69
        Gavà
        08850
      • 902 33 32 31
      • cinesa.es/
      • 41.297130, 2.007987
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Cinesa Heron City 3D

Passeig d'Andreu Nin, s/n, Nou Barris, Barcelona, 08016 Show map/details

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    Cinesa Heron City 3D Passeig d'Andreu Nin, s/n
    Nou Barris
    Barcelona
    08016

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    902 33 32 31

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesa.es

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    Various sessions and times

  • Transport:

    Sant Andreu (M: L1); Llucmajor (M: L4)

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    €9; Wed & midnight sessions €6.80; Sat, Sun €9.20

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    1. Cinesa Heron City 3D
      • Passeig d'Andreu Nin, s/n
        Nou Barris
        Barcelona
        08016
      • 902 33 32 31
      • www.cinesa.es
      • 41.435333, 2.181973
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    • 21:50
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Cinesa La Farga 3D

Av. Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 145, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08901 Show map/details

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    Cinesa La Farga 3D Av. Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 145
    L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
    08901

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    902 33 32 31

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesa.es

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    Various sessions and times

  • Transport:

    Av. Carrilet (M: L1; FGC)

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    €7.50; Wed €6.30; Sat, Sun €8.30; 3-D supplement €2.50; glasses + €1.20

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    1. Cinesa La Farga 3D
      • Av. Josep Tarradellas i Joan, 145
        L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
        08901
      • 902 33 32 31
      • www.cinesa.es
      • 41.363633, 2.105345
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Cinesa La Maquinista 3D

Pg. de Potosí, 2, Sant Andreu, Barcelona, 08030 Show map/details

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    Cinesa La Maquinista 3D Pg. de Potosí, 2
    Sant Andreu
    Barcelona
    08030

  • Venue phone:

    902 23 33 43

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesa.es/Cines/La-Maquini

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    Various sessions and times

  • Transport:

    Torras i Bages (M: L1)

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    €8; Wed €5.80

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    • 16:30
    • 19:15
    • 22:15

Cinesa Maremàgnum 3D

Moll d'Espanya, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, 08039 Show map/details

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    Cinesa Maremàgnum 3D Moll d'Espanya
    Ciutat Vella
    Barcelona
    08039

  • Venue phone:

    902 33 32 31

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesa.es/Cines/Maremagnum

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    Various sessions and times

  • Transport:

    Drassanes (M: L3)

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    €9; Wed €6.30

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    • 22:00

Lauren Horta

Pg. Maragall, 415 - 417, Horta-Guinardó, Barcelona, 08032 Show map/details

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    Lauren Horta Pg. Maragall, 415 - 417
    Horta-Guinardó
    Barcelona
    08032

  • Venue phone:

    902 52 87 36

  • Venue website:

    www.laurenfilm.es/pagina31.asp?cine=16

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    Various sessions and times

  • Transport:

    Horta (M: L5)

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    Tue, Thur €7.50; Fri, Sat, holidays €8.50; Mon, Wed, first sessions Mon-Fri €6.50; reductions €6.50; special reductions €5

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    1. Lauren Horta
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Pasta City CC Diagonal Mar

3, Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona, 08019 Show map/details

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    3
    Pasta City CC Diagonal Mar Avinguda Diagonal
    Barcelona
    08019

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