Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Kate Winslet, David Kross and Ralph Fiennes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running Time: 119 minutes
Based on the best-selling novel by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader stars Kate Winslet in her Oscar award winning role as Hanna Schmitz, a German woman who has an affair with Michael Berg (David Kross) a 15 year-old boy.
After a mysterious disappearance, Hanna reappears nearly a decade after the affair as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. Michael (Ralph Fiennes) a law student re-encounters his former lover and frames the story as he deals with both his personal history, the collective past, and the guilt of the German people.
A powerful film in which Kate Winslet secured a Best Actress Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, a SAG Award and 8 other Best Actress award, there is no doubt why this movie has gained critical acclaim. The Reader makes full use of hindsight and historical perspective in a drama that is simply unforgettable.
The Reader: Adapting A Timeless Masterpiece
The Production Design
Kate Winslet shines in her powerful portrayal of as a former Auschwitz guard.
The Reader Review
The Reader is now available to rent and own on DVD.