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The ReaderWhen he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. Nearly a decade later, he┬áre-encounters Hanna as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
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Characters of "The Reader"
Directors of "The Reader"Stephen DaldryBirthdate: 2 May 1960, Dorset, England, UK
Creators of "The Reader"David HareBirthdate: 5 June 1947, Sussex, England, UKBernhard SchlinkBirthdate: 6 July 1944, Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Critic Reviews of "The Reader"VarietyJuly 06, 2010
Stephen Daldry's film is sensitively realized and dramatically absorbing, but comes across as an essentially cerebral experience without gut impact.Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 08, 2009
If Winslet carries the complex psychological intrigue of the film on her shoulders, David Kross carries the heart of it on his.I.E. WeeklyJanuary 08, 2009
An airless vacuum labeled Serious FilmTime OutJanuary 05, 2009
Its issues are infinite and moveable. It's a bold and challenging work.Denver PostDecember 30, 2008
The trial's outcome leads us into a third act that continues to give renewed, rending meaning to the movie's title.Dallas Morning NewsDecember 30, 2008
The Reader is a bold and provocative film and one of the most exquisite of 2008.The AristocratSeptember 29, 2012
The film's exploration of the Holocaust's fallout on subsequent generations is harrowing.American ProfileSeptember 28, 2011
A holocaust movie with a deep, twisting dive into a dense tangle of thorny moral, ethical, situational and emotional issues.What CultureMarch 24, 2011
A film that will haunt you for months with its fleeting and subtle examinations on morality, love and guilt.IGN DVDOctober 20, 2010
Manipulative and flawed, but interesting and occasionally moving.Suite101.comSeptember 17, 2010
A decades-spanning drama that dives into the slippery human nature of lust, manipulation, retribution and doubt. "The Reader" is a phenomenally tragic story of people eternally connected, never knowing whether it's by true love or unshakable regret.
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