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Genres Drama Romance
Running Time 123 min
Release Date Jan 9, 2009
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Michael Berg (David Kross), a teen in postwar Germany, begins a passionate but clandestine affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), an older woman who enjoys having classic novels read to her. Then Hanna mysteriously disappears, leaving Michael heartbroken and confused. Years later, Michael, now a law student, gets the shock of his life when he sees Hanna on trial for Nazi war crimes.

Kate Winslet Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes Older Michael
David Kross Young Michael
Lena Olin Rose Mather/Ilana Mather
Bruno Ganz Professor Rohl
Alexandra Lara Young Ilana Mather
Hannah Herzsprung Julia
Volker Bruch Dieter
Jeanette Hain Brigitte
Moritz Grove Holger

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Feb 08, 2009 - Jamo on The Reader

As a actor, and as a life long movie lover I must say, in all my life, I have never seen a finer performance than the one turned in by Kate Winslet in this movie.

If you miss this one, you will miss the finest film of the year.

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