The Reader

Directed by Stephen Daldry
2009    2h 4m    R
The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.
Cast of The Reader
  • Kate WinsletHanna Schmitz
  • Ralph FiennesMichael Berg
  • David KrossYoung Michael Berg
  • Lena OlinRose Mather
  • Bruno GanzProfessor Rohl
  • Jeanette HainBrigitte
  • Hannah HerzsprungJulia
  • Karoline HerfurthMarthe
  • Volker BruchDieter Spenz
  • Alexandra Maria LaraYoung Ilana Mather
  • Fabian BuschHanna's Defense Council
  • Vijessna FerkicSophie
  • Susanne LotharCarla Berg
  • Matthias HabichPeter Berg
  • Burghart KlaußnerJudge
  • Sylvester GrothProsecuting Council
  • Jürgen TarrachGerhard Bade
  • Florian BartholomäiThomas Berg
  • Moritz GroveHolger
  • Kirsten BlockFemale Judge
  • Margarita BroichCo-Defendant
  • Marie GruberCo-Defendant
  • Martin BrambachRemand Prison Guard #1
  • Carmen-Maja AntoniPrison Librarian
  • Heike Hanold-LynchPrison Guard
  • Linda BassettMs. Brenner
  • Ludwig BlochbergerStudent
  • Benjamin TrinksHolger's friend
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