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The Reader

Tells 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 at the expense of her freedom.

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Released: Dec 10th, 2008
Budget: $32,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

The Reader Main Cast

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Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
plays Michael Berg
Jeanette Hain
Jeanette Hain
plays Brigitte
David Kross
David Kross
plays Young Michael Berg
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
plays Hanna Schmitz
Susanne Lothar
Susanne Lothar
plays Carla Berg
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Older Michael first gets into his car, it is completely covered with dew or raindrops. In the following scene, the car is totally dry.
  • Movie Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): When Hanna first taught herself to read "The Lady With The Little Dog", she circled out the first word "The" from the title, then followed with all other "the"s in the whole page including the "the"s not starting with a capital "t". However, the word "the" appears twice in the title visible on the first page of the book, so she has a model for both forms.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Michael is making the tapes, we see a notebook where he lists his recordings between 4 August 77 and 10 October 77. One of the entries is: Heinrich Böll, Women in a River Landscape. This novel was first published in 1985, so Michael couldn't have possibly read it in 1977. (Someone probably confused this title with another novel of Böll's, "Group Portrait With Lady", about the life of a woman born in 1922, which came out in 1970 and was very well received and popular at the time.)
  • As young Michael's literature teacher is discussing "the notion of secrecy", the name of German author "Goethe" is on the blackboard briefly, before being wiped off. Despite the slight difference in spelling, this could be a nod to the part of "Goeth", played by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List
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