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The Reader

Rating:R (for some scenes of sexuality and nudity)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:December 10, 2008
Running time:122 minutes
Cast:Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Karoline Herfurth, Linda Bassett
Director:Stephen Daldry
Producer:Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin
Writer:Bernhard Schlink, David Hare
Distributor:The Weinstein Co./MGM

Description: When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

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