The Book Thief Trailer & Clips – “Words Are Life”
The full international trailer is live for The Book Thief, the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel, and it is a tearjerker of a teaser (really, haven’t all the teasers for this movie brought the waterworks?).
In it we see Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse) beginning her book thieving, and we’re given emotional peeks into Liesel’s relationships with her foster parents, Rosa (Emily Watson) and Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush), her best friend Rudy (Nico Liersch) and her secret basement friend Max Vandenburg (Ben Schnetzer). We see the power of words and secrets in the lives of these good people—their power to do good, and their power to destroy.
Our favorite parts:
Liesel Meminger, book thief
The film marketing team for The Book Thief certainly turned heads with this two page ad in the New York Times that looks like mistaken blank pages, but then links to wordsarelife.com, the movie splash page.
The Book Thief will be in limited release in the US on November 8th, with a wide release on November 15th, and will release in the UK in January.
“Words Are Life” Featurette & Clips:
In this promotional featurette, Sophie Nelisse challenges us to imagine a life without words. “Just for a moment, imagine what the world would be like without words. Without words, the world is nothing but a blank page.”
“I’m Borrowing” Clip
Rudy uncovers the truth:
“Did Anyone See You?” Clip
Hans discovers Liesel has stolen a book in this clip:
Ok, I’m totally NOT going to cry during this movie. I’m going to steel myself. NOT. GOING. TO. CRY!
Oh, who am I kidding? I’m going to be a blubbery mess. I already am.