Director: Brian Percival. Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. 131 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Germany. Drama/War.
Young girl is adopted by German parents, and while living the horrors of Nazi Germany, develops some kind of weird fetish for books ("Is that a book in your hand? Can I touch it?"). After all the dark, gritty Holocaust movies, the weak directing and bright cinematography makes this look like a WWII lesson for kids. And there's "Death" as the narrator, whose role in the movie was lost on me (must have had a more pivotal part in the book the movie was adapted from). Only reason I saw this, was John Williams' Oscar-nominated score. Waste of acting talents.