Jan 30, 2009 · The Reader: Directed by Stephen Daldry. With Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Kate Winslet. Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
- Stephen Daldry
- Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
The Reader is a very superior meditation on good and evil. The movie is complex, perhaps because its characters are complex: they are more than characters in a movie or story, they are the essential parts of a profound work of art.
The Reader is a 2008 romantic drama film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by David Hare, based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. It stars Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, and David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom died prior to its release.
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.
- drama, romance
Dec 12, 2008 · The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by David Hare, based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink.
- Stephen Daldry, Michel Deville
- Kate Winslet
THE READER is a story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. — The Weinstein Company In 1995, a German man reminisces about a relationship he had, as a teenager, in 1958 with an older woman.
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Dec 23, 2008 · The crucial decision in "The Reader" is made by a 24-year-old youth, who has information that might help a woman about to be sentenced to life in prison, but withholds it. He is ashamed to reveal his affair with this woman. By making this decision, he shifts the film's focus from the subject of German guilt about the Holocaust and turns it on the human race in general. The film intends his ...
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