The Reader

Rated R (MPAA) 122 min. 2008

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)

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Director: Stephen Daldry

Writer: Bernhard Schlink and David Hare

Producer: Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack and Scott Rudin

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

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