The Reader

The Reader (2008)

"Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know."
TMDb Score
74

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Starring
Kate Winsletas Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennesas Michael Berg
David Krossas Young Michael Berg

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Movie Details

Original Language:English
Production Companies:The Weinstein Company, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Mirage Enterprises, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Studio Babelsberg, FFA, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg