The Reader

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 138 Ratings

Summary: The Reader opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. (The Weinstein Company)

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Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Production: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: USA, Germany
Languages: English, German, Latin, Greek
Home Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Director Credit
Stephen Daldry Director
Writer Credit
Bernhard Schlink Book "Der Vorleser"
David Hare Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Bruno Ganz Professor Rohl
Kate Winslet Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes Michael Berg
Cast Credit
Alissa Wilms Emily Berg
David Kross Young Michael Berg
Florian Bartholomäi Thomas Berg
Frieder Venus Doctor
Friederike Becht Angela Berg
Hendrik Arnst Woodyard Worker
Jeanette Hain Brigitte
Lena Olin Rose Mather/Ilana Mather
Marie-Anne Fliegel Hanna's Neighbor
Matthias Habich Peter Berg
Rainer Sellien Teacher
Susanne Lothar Carla Berg
Producer Credit
Anthony Minghella Producer
Arno Neubauer Line Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Charlie Woebcken Co-Producer
Christoph Fisser Co-Producer
Donna Gigliotti Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Henning Molfenter Co-Producer
Jason Blum Co-Executive Producer
Marianna Rowinska Line Producer: Poland
Marieke Spencer Associate Producer
Michael Simon de Normier Associate Producer
Nora Skinner Associate Producer
Redmond Morris Producer
Sydney Pollack Producer
Tarik Karam Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: