The Reader

Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know.

The Reader (2008)

DramaRomance

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.

Director: Stephen Daldry
Writer: David Hare

Release Date: 2008-12-10
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Budget: $32,000,000
Revenue: $113,019,290
Production Companies : Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Filmförderanstalt (FFA), The Weinstein Company, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Mirage Enterprises, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Studio Babelsberg
Production Countries: Germany, United States of America

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Casts

Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg
David Kross
Young Michael Berg
Lena Olin
Rose Mather
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl
Jeanette Hain
Brigitte
Hannah Herzsprung
Julia
Karoline Herfurth
Marthe
Volker Bruch
Dieter Spenz
Alexandra Maria Lara
Young Ilana Mather
Fabian Busch
Hanna's Defense Council
Vijessna Ferkic
Sophie
Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg
Matthias Habich
Peter Berg
Burghart Klaußner
Richter
Sylvester Groth
Staatsanwalt
Jürgen Tarrach
Gerhard Bade
Florian Bartholomäi
Thomas Berg
Moritz Grove
Holger
Kirsten Block
Richterin
Fabian Busch
Verteidiger
Margarita Broich
Verteidigerin
Marie Gruber
Verteidigerin
Martin Brambach
Gefängniswärter
Carmen-Maja Antoni
Gefangene
Heike Hanold-Lynch
Gefängniswärterin
Linda Bassett
Ms. Brenner

Crew

Directing Stephen Daldry Director
Camera Chris Menges Director of Photography
Writing David Hare Screenplay
Writing Bernhard Schlink Novel
Production Anthony Minghella Producer
Production Donna Gigliotti Producer
Production Redmond Morris Producer
Production Sydney Pollack Producer
Sound Nico Muhly Original Music Composer
Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
Editing Claire Simpson Editor
Production Simone Bär Casting
Production Jina Jay Casting
Art Brigitte Broch Production Design
Art Stefan Hauck Art Direction
Art Erwin Prib Art Direction
Art Yesim Zolan Art Direction
Art Karin Betzler Set Decoration
Art Eva Stiebler Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Donna Maloney Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Art Christian M. Goldbeck Supervising Art Director
Editing Barbara Jean Kearney Digital Intermediate
Art Anja Fromm Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Linda Melazzo Makeup Artist
Directing Katri Billard Script Supervisor
Crew Linda Gamble Unit Publicist
Directing Susanna Lenton Script Supervisor
Sound Annette Kudrak Music Editor
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer

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