The Reader (2008)

8.0 / Rated by 2 people

124 min.
Plot  Berlin in 1995. Michael Berg watches an U-Bahn pass bythen flashing back to a tram in 1958 Neustadt. A 15-year-old Michael (David Kross) gets off because he feels sick and wanders the streets, pausing in the entryway of a nearby apartment building where he vomits. Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a tram conductor, comes in and helps him return home.

Michael, diagnosed with scarlet fever, rests at home for the next three months. After he recovers, he visits Hanna with flowers to thank her. The 36-year-old Hanna seduces him and they begin an affair. They spend much of their time together having sex in her apartment after she has had Michael read to her from literary works he is studying. After a bicycling trip, Hanna learns she is being promoted to a clerical job at the tram company. She abruptly moves without telling Michael.

In 1966 Michael is at Heidelberg University law school. As part of a seminar, the students observe a trial (similar to the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial...



Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes
The older Michael Berg
David Kross
The younger Michael Berg
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl
Lena Olin
Rose Mather the older Ilana Mather
Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg


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