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.
8 January 2009 | The_Film_Addict
9 | The Reader is a brilliant, sexually charged, and oddly heartbreaking tale about the complexity of human morality and the lifelong repercussions that result from our actions.
There's an urgency in human nature to understand. When it comes to the Holocaust, history's bleak, unsettling ...
Ralph Fiennes was always first choice to play the adult Michael.
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.
The translation for Homer's Odyssey, which Michael reads to Hanna is by Robert Fagles, which was not published until 1996.
There are no opening credits, other than the studio logo.
English, German, Greek, Latin
£671,064 (UK) (4 January 2009)
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