The Book Thief Trailer & Clips – “Words Are Life”

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Posted 10/28/2013 by alicemarvels in Behind the scenes

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 Book Thief Trailer: Liesel Meminger the Book Thief

Liesel at the book burning party

The Book Thief Trailer: Liesel steals a book at the Nazi book burning party

Liesel steals a book from the smoldering pile

The Book Thief Trailer: Liesel the book thief

“There once was a girl who had a friend that lived in the shadows. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin, and what the air felt like to breathe, and that reminded her that she was still alive.”

 

The Hubermanns

 The Book Thief Trailer: Rosa Hubermann knows how important keeping your silence is in Molching

Rosa Hubermann stresses how important keeping your silence is in Molching

The Book Thief Trailer: Rosa comforts Hans when he realizes their secret is in danger

Rosa comforts Hans when he realizes their secret is in danger

The Book Thief Trailer: "I'm afraid."

“I’m afraid.”

The Book Thief Trailer: Rosa shows her rarely seen softer side with Liesel

Rosa shows her rarely seen softer side with Liesel

 

Max Vandenburg

The Book Thief Trailer: Max Vandenburg evades the Nazis

Max Vandenburg evades the Nazis

The Book Thief Trailer: Max lives through his drawings and Liesel's words

Max lives through his drawings and Liesel’s words

The Book Thief Trailer: Liesel and Max build a snowman

Liesel and Max build a snowman

The Book Thief Trailer: Liesel reads to Max when he's sick

Liesel reads to Max when he’s sick

The Book Thief Trailer: "I can't lose you."

“I can’t lose you.”

The Book Thief Trailer: "Words are life, Liesel."

“Words are life, Liesel.”

Rudy Steiner

The Book Thief Trailer: Rudy Steiner wants to be Jesse Owens, the fastest man in the world

Rudy  wants to be like his hero Jesse Owens, the fastest man in the world

The Book Thief Trailer: "When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back."

“When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back.”

The Book Thief Trailer: "Goodnight, book thief."

“Goodnight, 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.

New York Times Blank Book Thief Ad

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!

 

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Oh, who am I kidding? I’m going to be a blubbery mess. I already am.

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8 Comments


  1.  

    Looks sooooo good! can’t wait!!!




  2.  

    Yep, I’m definitely going to be a blubbering mess! I’m reading this now for book club but I think the movie will make me cry even more.




  3.  

    I sure hope it will be good




  4.  

    I have no doubt I’m going to sob as well. Shoot, those short clips made me want to get a head start. *sigh*




  5.  

    Oh my goodness, I am definitely going to be crying throughout the whole film!It looks wonderful and Liesel’s accent is beautiful 🙂





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