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"The Reader" (2008)

'The Reader' opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg 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 'The Odyssey,' 'Huck Finn' and 'The Lady with the Little Dog.' 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 – 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.
  1. Kate Winslet

"The Reader" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "The Reader" starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, and David Kross.

"The Reader" Movie Credits
Cast and crew list for "The Reader," MPAA rating, and release date info.

2009 Golden Globes
Complete list of the nominees for the 2009 Golden Globes honoring films and performances from 2008.

Top 10 Movies of 2008
"The Reader" made my list of the best movies released in 2008.

2009 Golden Globes
Complete list of the nominees for the 2009 Golden Globes honoring films and performances from 2008.

"The Reader" Poster
"How far would you go to protect a secret?"

"The Reader" Swaps Out Leading Ladies
(Jan 2008) Kate Winslet has taken over the lead role in "The Reader" co-starring Ralph Fiennes.

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