The Reader

The Reader (2008)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-Of-Age Fiction, Courtroom, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Dec 12, 2008  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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. Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet star along with the young actor David Kross. It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom had died prior to release. Production began in Germany in September 2007, and the film opened in limited release on December 10, 2008.

It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a mid-teenager in 1958, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past – a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial.

Winslet and Kross, who plays the young Michael, received acclaim for their performances; Winslet won a number of awards for her role, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film itself was nominated for several other major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Movie Info

Budget

$32,000,000

Box Office

$108,902,486

Tags

Academy Award, Coming Of Age/Teen, Female Prisoner, Film Based On A Novel, Germany, Hanna, Independent, Law Student, Literacy, Michael, Older Woman Younger Man Relationship, Reader, Reading Aloud, Reading To Someone, Shame, Trial, Women's Prison

Attributes

Filming Location: Berlin, Cologne, Germany
Narrative Location: Italy
Subject: The Holocaust, World War II

Alternate Titles

A felolvasó
HU
Bralec
SI
Čitač
RS
Cititorul
RO
Der Vorleser
DE
El lector
AR
Ettelugeja
EE
Läsaren
FI
Le liseur
CA
Lektor
PL
Lukija
FI
Mkitkhveli
GE
Na'ar kri'a
IL
Người Đọc Sách
VN
O Leitor
BR, PT
Okuyucu
TR
Oxuyucu
AZ
Predcítac
CZ
Predčítač
SK
Sfragismena heili
GR
Skaitovas
LT
The Reader
AR, AU, CA, EC, EG, FR, IN, ID, NL, PH, SG, ZA, SE, TH, AE, GB, US
The Reader (El lector)
ES
The Reader - A voce alta
IT
The reader - El lector
ES
Una pasión secreta
MX, PE
Žena kojoj sam ćitao
HR
Σφραγισμένα Χείλη
GR
Четецът
BG
Читач
RS, UA
Читець
UA
Чтец
RU
愛を読むひと
JP
朗读者
CN
為愛朗讀
TW
生死朗读
CN
讀愛
HK
더 리더: 책 읽어주는 남자
KR