The Reader

11 yrs 119 minutes 2008 7.6

One day, the 15-year-old West German boy Michael Berg falls sick on his way to school and is rescued by the 30-year-old Hanna. They fall in love unexpectedly and start a passionate affair until the day Hanna suddenly and without explanation disappears. Eight years later, Michael is a young law student who observes the ongoing war crime trials against the Nazis. He meets his former mistress again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is accused of a terrible crime and refuses the right to defense. Michael gradually realizes that his youth's love conceals a secret that she considers to be more shameful than murder. Aftonbladet's Jan-Olov Andersson thinks that The Reader is "a touching movie that also shakes you and afterwards you can discuss it for ever."

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Daldry
Actor: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
Country: USA
Language: English