The Book Thief Soundtrack (

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Tags: book burning
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La ladrona de libros

Title in Italiano:

Storia di una ladra di libri

Title in Português:

A Rapariga Que Roubava Livros

Title in Français:

La voleuse de livres

Title in Türk:

Kitap Hırsızı

Title in Deutsch:

Die Bücherdiebin


In 1938, the young girl Liesel Meminger is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the tracks and Liesel picks up a book, "The Gravediggers Handbook", which was left on the grave of her brother and brings it with her. Liesel is delivered to a foster family in a small town and later she learns that her mother left her because she is a communist. Her stepmother, Rosa Hubermann, is a rude but caring woman and her stepfather, Hans Hubermann, is a simple kind-hearted man. Liesel befriends her next door neighbor, the boy Rudy Steiner, and they go together to the school. When Hans discovers that Liesel cannot read, he teaches her using her book and Liesel becomes an obsessed reader.

During a Nazi speech where the locals are forced to burn books in a bonfire, Liesel recovers one book for her and the Mayor's wife Ilsa Hermann witnesses her action. Meanwhile Hans hides the Jewish Max Vandenburg, who is the son of a deceased friend that saved his life in the war, in the basement of his house and Liesel becomes his friend. One day, Rosa asks Liesel to deliver laundry to the Mayor and Ilsa invites Liesel to go to her library and tells that she can visit her to read whenever she wants. But in times of war there are many threats and the lives of Liesel, her family and friends will never be the same.

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The Book Thief
Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, Gut Nacht, Op. 49, No. 4
Johannes Brahms: Writer
Emil Waldteufel: Writer
Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss: Writer
Silent Night
Franz Xaver Gruber: Performer
The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss: Writer
Blue Danube Waltz
Emil Waldteufel: Performer
Die Gedanken Sind Frei
Emil Waldteufel: Performer

User reviews

Andrew Williams

Overall, the soundtrack of The Book Thief is a masterful work of art that enriches the viewing experience and leaves a lasting impression on the audience.

Linda Scott

The blending of traditional and contemporary musical elements in the soundtrack creates a unique and memorable listening experience that complements the film's narrative.

Nancy Wright

The soundtrack of The Book Thief is hauntingly beautiful, capturing the emotional depth of the story with its poignant melodies.

Betty Garcia

The soundtrack's seamless integration with the film's narrative helps to immerse the audience in the story, creating a powerful and unforgettable viewing experience.

Stephanie Thomas

The use of orchestral arrangements in the soundtrack adds a layer of richness and depth to the storytelling, enhancing the emotional impact of the film.

Thomas Anderson

The soundtrack effectively conveys the sense of tension and fear that permeates the film, underscoring the harsh realities of war and discrimination.

Betty Martin

The use of various instruments, from somber pianos to stirring strings, adds layers of complexity to the music that enhances the storytelling.

Steven Wright

The soundtrack of The Book Thief lacked emotional depth and failed to capture the intensity and complexity of the wartime setting. The music felt generic and did not enhance the storytelling or evoke the necessary emotions to fully immerse the audience in the characters' struggles.

Robert Taylor

The musical themes in The Book Thief often felt disconnected from the scenes they were supposed to accompany, making it difficult to establish a meaningful connection between the characters' experiences and the audience's emotional response. The soundtrack seemed like an afterthought rather than a cohesive part of the overall cinematic experience.

Sarah Wilson

The score's poignant melodies stay with you long after the film ends, resonating with the viewer and enhancing the emotional impact of the story.

Patricia Scott

The music perfectly complements the setting of the film, transporting the listener to wartime Germany with its somber tones and evocative themes.

Deborah Davis

The score of The Book Thief did not effectively enhance the pivotal moments of the plot, such as the burning of books or the hidden friendship with Max Vandenburg. The music failed to create a sense of tension, drama, or poignancy that could have elevated the impact of these key events, resulting in a missed opportunity to deepen the audience's engagement with the story.

Patricia Hernandez

The soundtrack of The Book Thief is truly captivating and emotionally stirring. The music beautifully complements the film's poignant storyline, enhancing every scene with its evocative melodies and powerful symphonies.

Thomas Hernandez

Each track in the soundtrack feels carefully crafted to immerse the listener in the World War II era, creating a powerful connection to the film's themes.

Laura Davis

The main theme of The Book Thief is both heart-wrenching and uplifting, reflecting the protagonist's journey of self-discovery and courage in the face of adversity.

Stephanie Jones

The haunting melodies evoke a sense of longing and hope, reflecting the struggles and resilience of the characters in the film.

David Martin

Each track in the soundtrack of The Book Thief seamlessly weaves into the narrative, adding depth and emotional resonance to the characters' journeys. The hauntingly beautiful compositions not only amplify the emotional impact of the story but also serve as a powerful storytelling element on their own, creating a truly immersive experience for the audience.

Mary Johnson

Each track in the soundtrack of The Book Thief is a masterpiece in its own right, creating a sense of melancholy and hope that resonates with the film's themes of love, loss, and resilience.

Susan Clark

The soundtrack's composition effectively mirrors the evolution of Liesel's character, from a young girl struggling with loss to a resilient and brave individual finding solace in books.

Ashley Martin

The music in The Book Thief enhances the character development, providing a window into the inner thoughts and feelings of the protagonists through its emotive melodies.

Richard Perez

The emotional depth of the soundtrack perfectly captures the turbulent historical backdrop of The Book Thief.

Charles Harris

The soundtrack's ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from sorrow to joy, makes it a standout component of the film's overall impact.

Mary Parker

The music beautifully underscores the moments of friendship and love in the midst of chaos and tragedy, highlighting the human spirit's capacity for compassion.

Joshua Thompson

Overall, the soundtrack of The Book Thief is a masterful work of art that elevates the film to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on the listener.