The Reader Poster

Release Date: December 10th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2009

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Hannah Herzsprung, Volker Bruch

Director: Stephen Daldry

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Neunte Babelsberg

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Emotional, Mystery, Love, Dark

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role