Goodness and beauty in troubled times

Percy 2022-04-24 07:01:05

Maybe it's my personal love for books. When I saw the name of this movie, I was moved.
Most of the time, watching a movie is the same as reading a book, but with a noble purpose of entertainment, so as not to make the spare time seem so empty. In fact, sometimes after reading a book or watching a movie, my heart will be even more empty.
The film takes World War II as the background. The story is mainly set in a quiet town in Germany in 1939. The snowflakes shrouded this peaceful town. The picture of the film looks like an epic feeling. However, the peace here is being ripped off bit by bit by the coming war, until it is finally reduced to ruins.
The protagonist Liesel's parents died in the war, and her younger brother also died unfortunately. Liesel was fostered in the home of an elderly couple. The adoptive father was a kind old man and Liesel's enlightenment teacher, in the basement of his own home. Teach Liesel literacy, the adoptive mother is a seemingly serious, but very kind-hearted person, who has always been the backbone of this family life.
Hanks is the son of a friend of Liesel's adoptive father. Hanks' father died in a battle to save Liesel's adoptive father. Hanks took refuge in Liesel's adoptive father's house during the war and gave This fairly quiet family brought a period of turbulent days. At the same time, one person's commitment and gratitude to another person, and the goodness and beauty of human nature have also been reflected to the greatest extent. It was here that Hanks met Liesel, and the two helped each other. When Hanks was critically ill, Liesel insisted on stealing books and reading to Hanks. In the end, Hanks turned the corner. At the end of their lives, the two maintained a deep friendship.
The first time Liesel stole a book was when the Nazis were burning books. After the army left, Liesel picked up a book from the fire and put it in her arms. The officer's wife saw that the officer and his wife did not explain too much in the movie. From the development of the plot, it can be seen that they are also against the war, and their son also lost his life in the war. The lady admired Liesel, who likes to read, and took the opportunity to provide Liesel with the opportunity to read. Later, the officer discovered Liesel and drove Liesel away. Will steal books from this lady's house (and put them back after reading them). On one side is the fire of war, and on the other side are books. The chaotic war still cannot suppress people's kindness and pursuit of beauty.
Rudy is the child of Liesel's adoptive father's neighbor. She is about the same age as Liesel. Rudy's father died during the Nazi campaign. Rudy was also selected as a special training object for his excellent sports. Rudy and Liesel like each other. Rudy likes to bet with Liesel. The bargaining chip is that if Liesel loses, she will take the initiative to kiss Rudy. Unfortunately, until Rudy died in a bombing, Rudy's wish It didn't come true either. Liesel, who survived the disaster, hugged Rudy who was getting colder, desperately shouted Rudy's name and kissed Rudy's lips, but Rudy never woke up.
There is a scene in the movie, Liesel and Rudy are standing by the lake in late autumn. The beautiful lake reflects the mottled tree shadows. The two of them open their voices and shout to the calm lake: I hate War, I hate hitler.
The movie spends a lot of shots to create a peaceful atmosphere in the town, but the more peaceful it is, the more sinful the war is. At the end of the film, Death has a narration: Everyone will die eventually, no matter how much effort you tried.
War and peace, evil and good. When everyone was fascinated by the Nazis, an innocent child reminded the development of human beings in the end.

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  • Miles 2021-11-27 08:01:17

    The title is very attractive

  • Marlon 2022-03-21 09:01:46

    I read books when I was in high school. At that time, I couldn't stop watching it, and I felt that the movie was almost a little bit, but it was not bad.

The Book Thief quotes

  • Max Vandenburg: Tell me, where do you get these words?

    Liesel Meminger: It's a secret.

    Max Vandenburg: Who would I tell?

  • Liesel Meminger: Franz Deutscher doesn't sound very smart.

    Rudy Steiner: He's the dumbest kid in school. But he shaves.