The Reader (2008)

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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.


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  • Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader (2008)
  • Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader (2008)
  • Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader (2008)

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Trivia

Anthony Minghella snapped up the film rights before the novel was published with the intention of writing and directing the film himself. David Hare was very keen to adapt the novel but Minghella refused. Eight years later Minghella went to Hare and asked him to write the ... ...


Quotes

Brigitte: You didn't wake me.
Michael Berg: You were sleeping.
Brigitte: You let me sleep because you can't bear to have breakfast with me.


Goofs

The translation for Homer's Odyssey, which Michael reads to Hanna is by Robert Fagles, which was not published until 1996.


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Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

30 January 2009

Language

English, German, Greek, Latin


Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£671,064 (UK) (4 January 2009)

Gross:

$34,194,407 (USA)

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