The Book Theif movie is based on the book The Gravedigger’s Handbook, which was published in 1938. It tells the story of a young girl, Liesel Meminger, who travels to a small town with her sickly little brother and frightened mother. She steals The Gravedigger’s Handbook, but before she can reach her destination, her brother dies.
The book and movie both explore similar themes, but they are slightly different. In the book, Liesel and her “papa” become involved in an incident when a Nazi officer tries to beat them up for giving a Jew some bread. The movie shows some elements of the diary that the book does not, and develops them. Nevertheless, the book has more depth than the movie, and some scenes are unnecessary.
The book also contains one major difference: the character of Frau Hermann was a much bigger part of the story. Although she was not a primary character in the movie, she was an important part of the story. The movie included the scene where Hans gives some bread to a Jew and is whipped by a Nazi officer. The Nazi officer then writes down Hans’ name, creating a sense of fear in Hans. The movie also shows the more compassionate side of her mother, Rosa.
Less violence in the book theif movie: This adaptation of The Book Thief features less violence. The book is based on a true story, but the film contains scenes of a Nazi officer whipping a Jew and a child. The book, The Gravedigger’s Handbook, is stolen by the teen-aged Liesel Meminger. Liesel and her family are forced to flee Nazi-occupied Poland and the Nazis, which leads to an act of crime.
Changes in storyline
In The Book Thief movie, there are some changes from the book. For example, the novel includes a scene where Hans gives some bread to a Jewish person. In the film, he is whipped as well, but he is forced to tell the Nazi officer his name. The Nazi officer then writes down his name, creating a lot of fear in Hans’ mind. This fear is what causes Max to leave the basement.