The Reader (2008)

7.83 / Rated by 3 people

124 min.
Plot  In 1995 Berlin, after a woman who has spent the night leaves his apartment abruptly after he has made her breakfast, Michael Berg watches an U-Bahn pass by, setting up a flashback to a tram in 1958. In the flashback, the 15-year-old Michael (David Kross) gets off because he feels sick and wanders the streets, pausing in the entryway of a nearby apartment building where he vomits. Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a tram conductor returning home, cleans him up and helps him return home.

Michael, diagnosed with scarlet fever, recuperates at home for the next three months. After he recovers, he visits Hanna with flowers to thank her.

The 36-year-old Hanna seduces him, and they begin an affair. They spend much of their time together having sex in her apartment after she has had Michael read to her from literary works he is studying. After a bicycling trip, Hanna learns she is being promoted to a clerical job at the tram company. She abruptly moves without telling Michael.




Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes
The older Michael Berg
David Kross
The younger Michael Berg
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl
Alexandra Maria Lara
Ilana Mather
Lena Olin
Rose Mather
Burghart Klaußner
The judge at Hanna's trial
Jeanette Hain
Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg
Matthias Habich
Peter Berg
Florian Bartholomäi
Thomas Berg
Sylvester Groth
The prosecutor at Hannah's trial
Volker Bruch
Dieter Spenz


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The Reader
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Onur rated The Reader (2008) with 7.5 stars / 05.10.2018

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