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The Reader

2008 , 2h 4m
Overview

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
  • Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz

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Film Awards

23 wins71 nominations
out of 6,004 movie awards
  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

    Winner
  • Golden Globes, USA

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

    Winner
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

    Winner

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Ratings

7.6
63%
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Cast

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    The Reader FAQ

    The full version of The Reader is provided by Netflix , Amazon Video , Google Play Movies , YouTube
    The production budget of The Reader was 32,000,000 USD.
    The certification of The Reader is R.
    The casts of The Reader are Kate Winslet starring as Hanna Schmitz, Ralph Fiennes starring as Michael Berg, David Kross starring as Young Michael Berg, Lena Olin starring as Rose Mather, Bruno Ganz starring as Professor Rohl, Jeanette Hain starring as Brigitte.
    On November 21, 2020, the IMDB rating of The Reader is 7.6/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 63/100, Metacritic rating is 58/100, TMDB rating is 7/10.
    On November 21, 2020, there were 5223 public reaction to The Reader including Oscar-worthy performance, perfect casting, great acting, extraordinary, superb acting.
    The Reader won 2009 Academy Awards, USA, 2009 Golden Globes, USA, 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2009 BAFTA Awards, 2010 CinEuphoria Awards, 2009 Bambi Awards, 2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2009 European Film Awards, 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards, 2009 Gold Derby Awards and 10 others.
    The runtime of The Reader is 124 minutes.
    The release date of The Reader is January 02, 2008.
    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..
    The director of The Reader is Stephen Daldry.
    The genre of The Reader is Drama,Romance.