The Reader

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The Reader (2008)

R 124 min - Drama, Romance - 2 januari 2008
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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.

Director:  Stephen Daldry

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Stephen Daldry

Tagline: Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know.

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   Germany United States of America
Language:  English, German, Greek, Latin
Release Date:  2 januari 2008

Box Office

Budget:  $32.000.000
Revenue:  $113.019.290

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min