The Reader

The Reader (2008)

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

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2008-01-02
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 2059 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Weinstein Company
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
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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.

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