The Reader

(2008)

Genres

Romance , Drama , Made in Europe

Runtime

2h 4min

Age rating

15

Cast

Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg
David Kross
Young Michael Berg
Lena Olin
Rose Mather
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl
Volker Bruch
Dieter Spenz
Alexandra Maria Lara
Young Ilana Mather
Fabian Busch
Hanna's Defense Council
Sylvester Groth
Prosecuting Council
Jürgen Tarrach
Gerhard Bade
Kirsten Block
Female Judge
Margarita Broich
Co-Defendant
Marie Gruber
Co-Defendant
Martin Brambach
Remand Prison Guard #1
Carmen-Maja Antoni
Prison Librarian
Linda Bassett
Ms. Brenner
Benjamin Trinks
Holger's friend

Synopsis

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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