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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.0/10 (24,444 voted)

Iain Softley

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett

Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta, two villains, and Dustfinger, a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Meggie discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp.

Writers: David Lindsay-Abaire, Cornelia Funke


Brendan Fraser

Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart

Sienna Guillory

Resa Folchart

Eliza Bennett

Meggie Folchart

(as Eliza Hope Bennett)

Richard Strange

Antiquarian Bookshop Owner

Paul Bettany


Helen Mirren

Elinor Loredan

Matt King


Steve Speirs


Jamie Foreman


Stephen Graham


Mirabel O'Keefe

Young Meggie

Andy Serkis


John Thomson


Lesley Sharp


Tereza Srbova


Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.


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Release Date: 23 January 2009

Filming Locations: Balestrino, Savona, Liguria, Italy

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000


Opening Weekend: £700,146
(14 December 2008)
(410 Screens)

Gross: $57,490,374
(3 May 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Rowan Atkinson was considered for the role of Capricorn.


Factual errors:
The Volkswagen Campervan that is used near the beginning of the film has a Zürich number plate, yet the cantonal coat of arms to the right of the number plate is that of the canton of Ticino (red and blue stripe). This is incorrect: The coat of arms should have been a white-blue stripe, which is the coat of arms of Zürich Canton and would correspond correctly to the number plate.


[talking about Resa]
Well she's almost okay.

Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart:

She has no voice.

User Review

Can't believe no one's mentioned…

Rating: 7/10

This was a very enjoyable film; maybe not as exciting and a bit more
contrived than I'd been looking forward to, but it was still very
enjoyable in the main.

But one thing stood out above any other in this film; and that was:
Paul Bettany's performance as Dustfinger.

He was just brilliant, and absolutely stole the film for me. I thought
he was a good actor anyway, but the moment he came on I had to stop and
think "wow!", and I continued to be impressed throughout the film, as
his character development just got more and more interesting. I felt
far more sympathy with his character than Brendan Frasers (even though
I think he's fantastic!), and I felt that he was the true 'main
character' of the film (in the same way as Sam is to Lord of the

If anyone is unsure about seeing Inkheart, I would suggest that it is a
must-see if only for Paul Bettany's absolutely stunning performance; he
is intense, emotional, funny, troubled, heroic and just plain

Also high praise for Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, who were very
refreshing. I did feel more could have been done with Andy Serkis and
Brendan Fraser, they didn't wow me as much as I'd expected.

But overall a very enjoyable film!!