The Book Thief 6 years old

Courage beyond words.

The Book Thief

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.


Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush

Hans Hubermann

Emily Watson
Emily Watson

Rosa Hubermann

Oliver Stokowski
Oliver Stokowski

Alex Steiner

Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse

Liesel Meminger

Barbara Auer
Barbara Auer

Ilsa Hermann

Nico Liersch
Nico Liersch

Rudy Steiner

All Cast

Name Character
Geoffrey Rush He was 62, now 69 years old as Hans Hubermann
Emily Watson She was 46, now 53 years old as Rosa Hubermann
Barbara Auer She was 54, now 61 years old as Ilsa Hermann
Heike Makatsch She was 42, now 49 years old as Liesel's mother
Oliver Stokowski He was 51, now 58 years old as Alex Steiner
Roger Allam He was 60, now 66 years old as Narrator / Death (voice)
Carl Heinz Choynski He was 77, now 84 years old as Jürgen the Groundsman
Matthias Matschke He was 45, now 51 years old as Wolfgang
Sandra Nedeleff She was 45, now 52 years old as Max's Mother
Gotthard Lange He was 45, now 52 years old as Grave Digger
Mike Maas He was 44, now 51 years old as Rolf Fischer
Kirsten Block She was 53, now 60 years old as Frau Heinrich
Joachim Paul Assböck He was 48, now 54 years old as Officer
Carina N. Wiese She was 45, now 52 years old as Barbara Steiner
Rainer Bock He was 59, now 66 years old as Bürgermeister Hermann
Martin Ontrop He was 50, now 56 years old as Herr Lehmann
Ben Schnetzer He was 23, now 30 years old as Max Vandenburg
Sebastian Hülk He was 38, now 45 years old as Gestapo Agent
Hildegard Schroedter She was 55, now 62 years old as Frau Becker
Sophie Nélisse She was 13, now 20 years old as Liesel Meminger
Rafael Gareisen He was 19, now 26 years old as Walter, Nazi Soldier
Beata Lehmann She was 48, now 55 years old as Woman with Champagne
Nico Liersch He was 13, now 20 years old as Rudy Steiner


Name Department
John Wilson as Editor. Editing
Anna B. Sheppard as Costume Design. She was 67 (now 74) years old Costume & Make-Up
Redmond Morris as Executive Producer. He was 66 (now 73) years old Production
Karen Rosenfelt as Producer. Production
Florian Ballhaus as Director of Photography. He was 48 (now 54) years old Camera
Ramiro Belgardt as Music Editor. Sound
Bill Crutcher as Supervising Art Director. Art
Anja Müller as Art Direction. Art
Barbara Berkery as Dialect Coach. Crew
Katja Fischer as Set Designer. Art
Axel Kahnt as Property Master. Crew
Klaus Mielich as Special Effects Coordinator. Crew
Glenn Freemantle as Sound Designer. He was 13 (now 20) years old Sound
Glenn Freemantle as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 13 (now 20) years old Sound
Gillian Dodders as Dialogue Editor. Editing
Ben Barker as Sound Effects Editor. He was 25 (now 32) years old Sound
R.J. Kizer as Dialogue Editor. He was 61 (now 67) years old Editing
Kate Dowd as Casting. Production
Michael Petroni as Writer. He was 48 (now 55) years old Writing
Michael Herbell as Location Manager. Production
Brian Percival as Director. He was 51 (now 58) years old Directing
Antje Rau as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Rainer Kaufmann as Greensman. He was 54 (now 61) years old Art
Elizabeth West as Script Supervisor. She was 44 (now 51) years old Directing
Ken Blancato as Producer. Production
Mark Rosinski as Set Decoration. Art
Simon Elliott as Production Design. Simon Elliott was 39 (now 46) years old Art
The Book Thief poster
The Book Thief (6 years)

Courage beyond words.

  • Release day: Friday, November 08, 2013
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Revenue: USD 76,586,316.00