The reader

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Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well.
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Fiennes, Ralph.
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Hare, David, 1947-
Minghella, Anthony.
Morris, Redmond.
Olin, Lena.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008.
Schlink, Bernhard.
Winslet, Kate.
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Morris, Redmond.
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Olin, Lena.
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Schlink, Bernhard.Vorleser.
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subject_facetCriminal behavior -- Germany -- Drama
Drama
Feature films
Historical films
Law students -- Germany -- Drama
Lectura oral -- Alemania -- Teatro
Oral reading -- Drama
Paramours -- Germany -- Drama
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Alemania -- Teatro
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
War crime trials -- Germany -- Drama
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Drama
title_displayThe reader
title_fullThe reader / Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
The reader / The Weinstein Company presents a Mirage Enterprises production, a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH production ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
The reader [videorecording] / Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
title_shortThe reader
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Law students
Lectura oral
Oral reading
Paramours
Relaciones hombre-mujer
War crime trials
World War, 1939-1945
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