The Reader (2008)

Director : Stephen Daldry

Genre : Drama, Romance

Cast : (in credits order) (verified as complete) , Ralph Fiennes as Michael Berg , Jeanette Hain as Brigitte , David Kross as Young Michael Berg , Kate Winslet as Hanna Schmitz , Susanne Lothar as Carla Berg , Alissa Wilms as Emily Berg , Florian Bartholomäi as Thomas Berg , Friederike Becht as Angela Berg , Matthias Habich as Peter Berg , Frieder Venus as Doctor , Marie-Anne Fliegel as Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel) , Hendrik Arnst as Woodyard Worker , Rainer Sellien as Teacher , Torsten Michaelis as Sports Master , Moritz Grove as Holger , Joachim Tomaschewsky as Stamp Dealer , Barbara Philipp as Waitress , Hans Hohlbein as Clerk , Jürgen Tarrach as Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach) , Kirsten Block as Female Judge , Vijessna Ferkic as Sophie (as Vijnessa Ferkic) , Vanessa Berthold as Sophie's Friend , Benjamin Trinks as Holger's Friend , Fritz Roth as Tram Supervisor , Hannah Herzsprung as Julia , Jacqueline Macaulay as Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay) , Volker Bruch as Dieter , Bruno Ganz as Professor Rohl , Karoline Herfurth as Marthe , Max Mauff as Rudolf , Ludwig Blochberger as Seminar Group Student , Jonas Jägermeyr as Seminar Group Student , Alexander Kasprik as Seminar Group Student , Burghart Klaußner as Judge (as Burghart Klaussner) , Sylvester Groth as Prosecuting Council , Fabian Busch as Hanna's Defence Council , Margarita Broich as Co-Defendant , Marie Gruber as Co-Defendant , Lena Lessing as Co-Defendant , Merelina Kendall as Co-Defendant , Hildegard Schroedter as Co-Defendant , Lena Olin as Rose Mather / Ilana Mather , Alexandra Maria Lara as Young Ilana Mather , Martin Brambach as Remand Prison Guard #1 , Michael Schenk as Remand Prison Guard #2 , Ava Eusepi-Harris as Young Julia , Nadja Engel as Mail Room Guard #1 , Anne-Kathrin Gummich as Mail Room Guard #2 , Carmen-Maja Antoni as Prison Librarian , Petra Hartung as Head Prison Guard , Linda Bassett as Ms. Brenner , Beata Lehmann as Ms. Brenner's Secretary , Heike Hanold-Lynch as Prison Guard , Bettina Scheuritzel as Gate Guard , Robin Gooch as Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch) rest of cast listed alphabetically: , Thomas Borchardt as Criminal Defense Lawyer (uncredited), Alexandru Herca as Reporter (uncredited), Hendrik Maaß as Michael's Court House Assistant (uncredited), Klemen Novak as Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited), Rich Odell as Taxi Driver (uncredited), Daniele Rizzo as Student (uncredited), Sam Luca Scollin as Reporter (uncredited), Stephan Ziller as Student in Court (uncredited)

Plot : Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade subsequent to his interest as well as an more matured gentleman got here to a weird end, statute student Michael Berg re-encounters his past female friend since she defends herself inside a war-crime trial.

Run Time : 124 min

Country : USA | Germany

Language : English | German | Greek | Latin

Filming Locations : Berlin, Germany

Company : Weinstein Company, The

Trivia : The film’s foremost cinematographer was Roger Deakins. From September to October 2007, he scene scenes that didn’t characteristic the modus vivendi Hanna. After filming was shut down slurp (to collapse Nicole Kidman, who well-versed been set because Hanna, duration to end filming Australia (2008) sooner than sealing the production), Deakins departed to inject Doubt (2008/I) plus start pre-production on A Serious Man (2009). Once Kidman withdrew indulge in the picture plus was substituted by Kate Winslet, filming resumed inside March 2008; the current cinematographer, Chris Menges, scene the inclusive lot of Winslet’s scenes.

Goofs : Anachronisms: In a 1976 scene, the Calculator noticed on the desk whilst Michael is evaluating “The Odyssey” at nighttime is presumably an OEM-Version of the Casio LC-403B. This calculator got here on the promote on the issue of 1985.

Plot Summary : THE READER opens inside post-WWII Germany whilst little adolescent Michael Berg becomes ailing plus is abeted house by Hanna, a stranger two times his age. Michael recovers relishes red fever plus strives out Hanna to thank her. The two are right away engrossed into a dedicated except secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna cherish individual study to plus their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is captivated since Michael reads to her relishes "The Odyssey," "Huck Finn" plus "The Lady and the Little Dog." Despite their forceful bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one and only sunlight hours plus Michael is gone perplexed plus heartbroken. Eight time later, little bit Michael is a act student following the Nazi effort transgression trials, he is astounded to treat Hanna bail somebody out inside his survival – this term since a defendant inside the courtroom. As Hanna’s ancient times is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep covert that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a tale regarding the inclusive story plus reconciliation, regarding how one and only era comes to expressions and the crimes of another.

Middle grownups German barrister Michael Berg recollects to himself his lifelong acquaintance plus Hanna Schmitz, a relationship plus whom he on no account disclosed to any person getting all set to him. Michael primarily happen on Hanna inside 1958, as he was fifteen, she thirty-six. The two gone through a turbulent summer lengthy care affair, dictated by Hanna that their encounters might take off plus him sensing to her came to pass by lovemaking. Michael after encountered Hanna inside 1966, as Michael, nowadays a decree student, attended the Nazi attempt crimes rehearsal of six lady earlier S.S. awareness camp guards, one in all whom is Hanna. Through taking make an observation of the testimony, Michael comes to the realization that he is inside possession of statistics which may perhaps until Hanna take pleasurable in a being alive inside prison, statistics which she herself is unwilling to disclose. In defining what on earth to do, Michael is threadbare between his differing positions of justice.

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