not a thief

Alta 2022-04-23 07:01:51

"The Book Thief", I want to see this movie when I see the name. Books are so important to me, they are the most important friends in my life, so everything related to books can naturally attract my attention. But to be honest, this movie is still different from what I thought. I don’t like to read movie introductions, so I didn’t know the story and plot at all before watching the movie, and because of this, when I saw the name of each movie, I would Imagine what this movie is about, but I'm generally not accurate at guessing, and this time too.

The beginning of the movie is a monologue of the god of death. I didn't expect the voice of the god of death to be so warm, so magnetic, not scary, or even annoying. But such an opening clearly tells you that this is a story about death.

The story takes place in Germany during World War II. A little girl and her younger brother were given to another family for adoption by their mother. The younger brother died on the way. The little girl came to a strange town by herself and came to a strange family. The new mother was still a stranger. Fierce woman, everything looks terrible. Fortunately, the new father treats her well, and even pampers her a little, and the neighbor's children seem to fall in love with her the first time they see her, even though they are only in their early 10s.

In the years of war, coupled with such an encounter, the story of this girl is destined to make people unhappy, so the movie spans about seven or eight years of the war, but most of the stories take place in the snow-covered In winter, the tones are gray and white, which makes people feel a little gloomy and a little deserted. But it is against this background that the story of the film is not just heavy, it even travels in a light throbbing feeling, and it is those occasional bright colors and happy scenes that impress me the most.

The first happy scene is when the little girl's new dad takes her to the basement, a space for her to read and read. An illiterate girl is holding the "Gravedigger's Handbook" that does not belong to her and should not be read by her, and her reading and literacy started from reading this book with her new father, and since then she writes new words she knows. On the wall in the basement, the little girl fell in love with reading. When the Nazi officer burned the forbidden book, she dared to take a huge risk in the embers to pick up a copy. When a strange Jew came to the house, she was also curious about the book in the hand of the Jewish youth. When she got to the town When the elder family sent the new mother to wash their clothes, the mayor's wife was attracted to the room full of books until her new Jewish friend was dying, and she used to wake him up to heal him. Yes, it turned out to be a book, a book she stole from the mayor's house.

The second happy scene is still in the basement, that crazy Christmas. The Jewish youth hid in the basement of her house in order to escape the pursuit of the Nazis, which is the little girl's private dictionary, and the little girl established a deep relationship with the Jew. She told him every day what he saw and felt, and This has also become the only connection between him and the world, and even the courage and motivation to support him to live. Until that snowy Christmas, in order to make the Jewish youth feel the beauty of the snow, they transported the snow to the basement, played snowball fights and built snowmen. Although this carnival almost killed the Jewish youth, I still think it's worth it. Isn't life supposed to be like this? Sometimes the joy of burning fire can really make life more interesting and colorful, and life is forever It's not just a simple one plus one equals two, life is never just right and wrong.

The third happy scene is when the little girl is with the boy who loves her neighbor, and one of the few bright colors of spring throughout the movie is when the two children are innocently together. Whether he took her to school, the two of them ran wildly, he accompanied her to deliver the laundry, he followed her to find out that she was stealing books, or she told him her secret and watched him fish in the cold water Go back to the precious notebook and shout "I hate Hitler" with him. Her life would be a little more beautiful when he was there, and I like that it's a little more beautiful.

Having said that, I really have to talk about the suspense of this movie. In fact, it is not complicated, but the story is told with ups and downs. Why was the little girl given away by her mother? Can the little girl integrate into a new life, and Jewish youth can live to war Is it over, will new dad hide Jews be found by Nazis? It is in these suspense that we are deeply attracted by the strange and simple life of the girl.

Until we see the end, the war is cruel, just like our life, we always lose something inadvertently, even a very important thing, but then what? Time will save our lives, and eventually all the pain we experience will ferment into one good or another. Even if the god of death comes, it may not really be scary. In the process of life, if you devote yourself to every day, take everything seriously, and cherish everyone, when the god of death comes, you will only say: congratulations, this life is really wonderful!

I don't think it's a tragic ending.

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The Book Thief quotes

  • Max Vandenburg: So... How is Rudy?

    Liesel Meminger: I don't know. Rudy is a pain in the neck.

    Max Vandenburg: The only thing worse than a boy you hate, is a boy you like, right?

  • Rudy Steiner: Are you coming?

    Liesel Meminger: Where are you going to?

    Rudy Steiner: Isn't it obvious? I'm running away.

    Liesel Meminger: Have you thought this through?

    Rudy Steiner: Ya. I don't want to die. There - all thought through.

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