I have read (The Book Thief) right before watching the movie.
I know there are a lot of changes to make the adaption from novel to screen possible, but I couldn't help noticing that Hans Huberman character was not adapted well.
For starters, many of the sweet moments between him and his daughter, were skipped (such as when Liesel asked her father not to tuck her in bed anymore since she is "no longer that young". And in the novel, the author did a remarkable effort describing how it must have felt for her father to be denied of doing what he liked best, and at the same time saying something opposite like "Thank God, I was wondering when would you say that.. My back is killing me from all this sleepless nights... etc".
But what made me write this is the scene where it was Hitler's birthday and Liesel shouted out "I hate the Führer", and Hans slapped her immediately. We know he loved nothing more than he loved his daughter, and we can understand why he did that in the novel. But in the movie, nothing like that happened. We never see him hurting her at any point.
Is it because: this is a Hollywood movie and there is some sort of an agreement not to show abuse to children in movies? Or was there not enough time to include these moments in this 2 hour movie?