R | | Drama, Romance
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.
David Kross learned English specially for the film.
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.
In the street scene just before Michael and Hanna go on their bicycle trip (1958), a Volkswagen beetle drives by which has amber turn-signals in the taillights; these were not introduced until the 1962 model year.
There are no opening credits, other than the studio logo.
English, German, Greek, Latin
£671,064 (UK) (4 January 2009)
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