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"Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know."
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The Reader is a drama that focuses on the relationship between a young man, Michael, and an older woman, Hanna. In 1958, at 15 years old, Michael becomes sick outside Hanna’s apartment. Although the two have never met, Hanna helps Michael. When he recovers after his long illness, Michael goes to visit Hanna in order to thank her. The two realize that they are attracted to each other, despite their age difference, and begin an affair. In addition, when they spend time together, Hanna asks Michael to read to her.

The affair does not last very long. Hanna is promoted and moves, and Michael, although he misses Hanna, moves on with his life. It is not until almost ten years later that Hanna and Michael again come into contact. This time, the circumstances are not the same. Michael is a law student observing a trial, and Hanna is the one being tried. She is charged as a Nazi SS guard who allowed 300 Jewish women to burn to death in a church.

Michael is horrified to discover this side of Hanna. However, he also realizes that his knowledge of Hanna could play a key role in her trial.

The Reader is an Drama, Romance movie that was released in 2008 and has a run time of 2 hr 4 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 58.

The Reader is available to watch and stream, buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Reader for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

R
| 2008 | 2 hr 4 min | 7.6/10 | 58/100
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Kross, Kate Winslet
Director
Stephen Daldry
Language
English
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