The Reader (2008)

The Reader (2008) is a Drama, Romance film directed by Stephen Daldry – THE READER opens in post-war 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. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life – this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna’s past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. IMDB


Directed By – Stephen Daldry

Genre – Drama, Romance

Cast – Kate Winslet , David Kross , Ralph Fiennes , Bruno Ganz , Marie-Anne Fliegel , Jeanette Hain , Friederike Becht , Moritz Grove , Susanne Lothar , Frieder Venus , Florian Bartholomai , Matthias Habich , Torsten Michaelis , Hendrik Arnst , Alissa Wilms , Rainer Sellien

In Theaters – 30 January 2009

Duration – 124 Minutes

MPAA Rating : R

Taglines : Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know.

Story Writers: Bernhard Schlink

Country: USA , Germany , UK

Language: German , English , Latin , Greek

Production Company : The Weinstein Company , Mirage Enterprises , Studio Babelsberg