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: Romance, Drama

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Neunte Babelsberg

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Dark, Emotional, Love, Mystery

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography