The Reader Trailer

The Reader Trailer (2008)

"Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know." 10 December 2008 Drama, Romance 124 mins

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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Kate Winslet

as Hanna Schmitz

Ralph Fiennes

as Michael Berg

David Kross

as Young Michael Berg

Jeanette Hain

as Brigitte

Bruno Ganz

as Professor Rohl

Volker Bruch

as Dieter Spenz

Alexandra Maria Lara

as Young Ilana Mather

Fabian Busch

as Hanna's Defense Council

Susanne Lothar

as Carla Berg

Matthias Habich

as Peter Berg

Sylvester Groth

as Staatsanwalt

Jürgen Tarrach

as Gerhard Bade


Chris Menges

Chris Menges Director of Photography

Nico Muhly

Original Music Composer

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins Director of Photography

Jina Jay

Jina Jay Casting

Brigitte Broch

Brigitte Broch Production Design

Stefan Hauck

Stefan Hauck Art Direction

Christian M. Goldbeck

Christian M. Goldbeck Supervising Art Director

International Titles

O Leitor Trailer

生死朗读 Trailer

Predcítac Trailer

The Reader (El lector) Trailer

Σφραγισμένα Χείλη Trailer

Žena kojoj sam ćitao Trailer

A felolvasó Trailer

Skaitovas Trailer

Una pasión secreta Trailer

Čitač Trailer

Bralec Trailer

為愛朗讀 Trailer

International Releases Dates

Australia 19 February 2009

Brazil 06 February 2009

Czech Republic 23 April 2009

Germany 26 February 2009

France 15 July 2009

United Kingdom 02 January 2009

Greece 08 January 2009

Italy 20 February 2009

Malaysia 05 March 2009

Poland 13 March 2009

Singapore 22 January 2009

Slovenia 12 March 2009

United States 10 December 2008

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