The Reader

Tended to while sick by older stranger Hanna (Kate Winslet), 15-year-old Michael (David Kross) keeps visiting her apartment for non-commital sex. As Hanna has him read his schoolbooks to her, it's a high-minded stab at sensuality: literature as foreplay. Still, Daldry, adapting Bernhard Schlink's acclaimed novel, seems intent on winding through the strange forests of young experience. (MP)



  • Stephen Daldry


  • Kate Winslet
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Bruno Ganz
  • Karoline Herfurth
  • Linda Bassett
  • Hannah Herzsprung
  • Susanne Lothar
  • David Kross
  • Volker Bruch
  • Matthias Habich


  • Bernhard Schlink
  • David Hare


  • Anthony Minghella
  • Sydney Pollack
  • Scott Rudin

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