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The Reader(Movie, 2008)

R
| 2h 4min | Genres: Drama, Romance / Love
The ReaderRating: 3.7/5 (with 13121,312 votes)
The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, written by David Hare on the basis of the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink, and starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Bruno Ganz and Karoline Herfurth. The film tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a 15-year-old in 1958, has a sexual relationship with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz. She disappears 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. Some historians criticised the film for making Schmi... ()
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Awards & Nominations for The Reader

Academy Award for Best Actress Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year European Film Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Picture Satellite Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Actress Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Cinematography Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Satellite Award for Best Film Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases Golden Globe Award for Best Director San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Picture Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year David di Donatello for Best European Film BAFTA Award for Best Direction BAFTA Award for Best Film World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role European Film Award for Best Film European Film Award for Best Actor European Film Award for Best Actress

About The Reader

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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Additional Information

Plays in: Italy
Based on the work of: Bernhard Schlink ("The Reader")
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Latin (LA)
Translated into 31 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/10/2008 (World premiere: 01/02/2008)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Leitor"
"生死朗读"
"Predcítac"
"Der Vorleser"
"The Reader (El lector)"
"Σφραγισμένα Χείλη"
"Žena kojoj sam ćitao"
"A felolvasó"
"더 리더: 책 읽어주는 남자"
"Skaitovas"
"Una pasión secreta"
"Lektor"
"O Leitor"
"Čitač"
"Bralec"
"Okuyucu"
"Читач"

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