Reader, The (R)

Quicklook Rating★★★½
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synopsis

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

MovieGoer Review

The Reader delicately traverses the tricky emotional landscape of a controversial tale and offers a fresh perspective on Nazi atrocities.

Story

Based on the award-winning book by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader is an extr... MORE

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synopsis

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

MovieGoer Review

The Reader delicately traverses the tricky emotional landscape of a controversial tale and offers a fresh perspective on Nazi atrocities.

Story

Based on the award-winning book by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader is an extr... MORE