The Reader: Drama Movie of Kate Winslet - Trailer n Reviews
The Reader: It is the story of Michael Berg, a fifteen year old who has an affair with an older woman. directed by Stephen Daldry and based on the international best seller written by Bernhard Schlink, stars Ralph Fiennes, David Kross and Kate Winslet. The Reader is an upcoming American drama film based on the 1995 German novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. The book has been translated into 39 languages and was the first German novel to reach number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
Michael (David Kross) becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a stranger twice his age. He 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 (Ralph Fiennes ) 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. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another.
The Weinstein Company will release The Reader in theaters on December 10, 2008 in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The film will expand on December 25, 2008 and open nationwide on January 9, 2009.
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