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The Reader (2008)

R 2008-12-10 (US) DramaRomance 2h 4m
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Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know.


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.

  1. Stephen Daldry


  2. David Hare


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  1. Kate Winslet

    Kate Winslet

    Hanna Schmitz

  2. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    Michael Berg

  3. David Kross

    David Kross

    Young Michael Berg

  4. Lena Olin

    Lena Olin

    Rose Mather

  5. Bruno Ganz

    Bruno Ganz

    Professor Rohl

  6. Jeanette Hain

    Jeanette Hain


  7. Hannah Herzsprung

    Hannah Herzsprung


  8. Karoline Herfurth

    Karoline Herfurth


  9. Volker Bruch

    Volker Bruch

    Dieter Spenz

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