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The Reader
THE READER opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn," and "The Lady with the Little Dog." Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken.
Drama / Romance
124 min
2008
R
The Weinstein Company
English
VUDU Community
4.0
TOMATOMETER
61%
Cast & Crew
 
Stephen Daldry
Stephen Daldry
Director
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg
David Kross
David Kross
Young Michael Berg
Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl
Matthias Habich
Matthias Habich
Peter Berg
Susanne Lothar
Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg
Karoline Herfurth
Karoline Herfurth
Marthe
Lena Olin
Lena Olin
Rose Mather
Volker Bruch
Volker Bruch
Dieter Spenz
Burghart Klaussner
Burghart Klaussner
Judge
Hannah Herzsprung
Hannah Herzsprung
Julia
Alexandra Maria Lara
Alexandra Maria Lara
Young Ilana Mather
Donna Gigliotti
Donna Gigliotti
Producer
Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
Producer
Bernhard Schlink
Bernhard Schlink
Book Author
David Hare
David Hare
Screenwriter