The Reader | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably ...more
Director: Stephen Daldry
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Hanna Schmitz

Actor

... Michael Berg

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... Marthe

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... Julia

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... Young Michael Berg

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... Rose Mather/Ilana Mather

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... Professor Rohl

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... Brigitte

Actor

... Carla Berg

Actor

... Emily Berg

Actor

... Thomas Berg

Actor

... Angela Berg

Actor

Company

Production Company

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Agentur Wanted

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Production Company

Berliner Synchron Wenzel Lüdecke

Production Company

Berliner Union-Film

Production Company

Synopsis

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

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