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EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes With Geoffrey Rush, Starring In 'The Book Thief'

15/01/2014 13:13 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT

'The Book Thief', based on the international bestselling book, tells the story of Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

She learns to read with encouragement from her new family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them, and this becomes a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit..

'The Book Thief' is in UK cinemas from 26 February. WATCH our exclusive trip behind the scenes with Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush below...