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Genres Drama Romance
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Running Time 123 min
Release Date Jan 9, 2009
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Michael Berg (David Kross), a teenager in postwar Germany, enters into a passionate but clandestine affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a much older woman who enjoys having classic novels read to her. But, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day, 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.

Starring
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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(no rating) Dec 24, 2008 - Chicago Tribune

Can a formidable actress redeem a pile of solemn erotic kitsch? Kate Winslet answers that one as honestly as she can in the film version of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 novel "The Reader," the tale of a 15-year-old West German boy who, in 1958, embarks on an affair with a 36-year-old trolley conductor with more on her mind, and in her past, than she admits.

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