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The Reader (10-Dec-2008)

Director: Stephen Daldry

Writer: David Hare

From novel by: Bernhard Schlink

Keywords: Drama

A German law student comes face to face with a former love interest at a post-World War II war-crimes trial.

Michael Berg, a teenager living in post-war Germany, falls ill with scarlet fever on a trip home one dreary day. Brought home and nursed back to health by Hanna, an attractive woman twice his age, the young Michael embarks on a curious romance, acting on their mutual passion for classic literary works to fan the flames of a blossoming love; Hanna's eventual mysterious disappearance sets the stage for a tale about unexpected confrontations under undesirable circumstances, as Michael does not run into her again until he is working at a law student at a hearing for war-crimes charges she is on trial for some years later.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Fiennes
22-Dec-1962   The English Patient
Bruno Ganz
22-Mar-1941   Downfall
Matthias Habich
12-Jan-1940   Enemy at the Gates
Alexandra Maria Lara
12-Nov-1978   Downfall
Susanne Lothar
15-Nov-1960 25-Jul-2012 The Reader
Lena Olin
22-Mar-1956   Enemies: A Love Story
Kate Winslet
5-Oct-1975   Titanic


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