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  • The Reader (2008)
  • R
    124 min | Drama, Romance
The Reader (2008)
R
124 min | Drama, Romance

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Director
Writers
David Hare (screenplay) | Bernhard Schlink (book "Der Vorleser")
Composer
Cinematographers
Casting Directors
Simone Bär (as Simone Baer) | Jina Jay
Production Designer
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Release date
Jan 30, 2009 (United States)

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63 cast members
Name Known for
Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg Michael Berg   See fewer
Jeanette Hain
Brigitte Brigitte   See fewer
David Kross
Young Michael Berg Young Michael Berg   See fewer
Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz Hanna Schmitz   See fewer
Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg Carla Berg   See fewer
Alissa Wilms
Emily Berg Emily Berg   See fewer
Florian Bartholomäi
Thomas Berg Thomas Berg   See fewer
Friederike Becht
Angela Berg Angela Berg   See fewer
Matthias Habich
Peter Berg Peter Berg   See fewer
Frieder Venus
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
Marie-Anne Fliegel
Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel) Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel)   See fewer
Hendrik Arnst
Woodyard Worker Woodyard Worker   See fewer
Rainer Sellien
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
Torsten Michaelis
Sports Master Sports Master   See fewer
Moritz Grove
Holger Holger   See fewer
Joachim Tomaschewsky
Stamp Dealer Stamp Dealer   See fewer
Barbara Philipp
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
Jürgen Tarrach
Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach) Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach)   See fewer
Kirsten Block
Female Judge Female Judge   See fewer
Vijessna Ferkic
Sophie (as Vijnessa Ferkic) Sophie (as Vijnessa Ferkic)   See fewer
Vanessa Berthold
Sophie's Friend Sophie's Friend   See fewer
Benjamin Trinks
Holger's Friend Holger's Friend   See fewer
Fritz Roth
Tram Supervisor Tram Supervisor   See fewer
Jacqueline Macaulay
Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay) Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay)   See fewer
Volker Bruch
Dieter Dieter   See fewer
Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl Professor Rohl   See fewer
Max Mauff
Rudolf Rudolf   See fewer
Ludwig Blochberger
Seminar Group Student Seminar Group Student   See fewer
Jonas Jägermeyr
Seminar Group Student Seminar Group Student   See fewer
Alexander Kasprik
Seminar Group Student Seminar Group Student   See fewer
Burghart Klaußner
Judge (as Burghart Klaussner) Judge (as Burghart Klaussner)   See fewer
Sylvester Groth
Prosecuting Council Prosecuting Council   See fewer
Fabian Busch
Hanna's Defence Council Hanna's Defence Council   See fewer
Margarita Broich
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
Marie Gruber
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
Lena Lessing
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
Merelina Kendall
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
Hildegard Schroedter
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
Lena Olin
Rose Mather / Ilana Mather Rose Mather / Ilana Mather   See fewer
Alexandra Maria Lara
Young Ilana Mather Young Ilana Mather   See fewer
Martin Brambach
Remand Prison Guard #1 Remand Prison Guard #1   See fewer
Michael Schenk
Remand Prison Guard #2 Remand Prison Guard #2   See fewer
Ava Eusepi-Harris
Young Julia Young Julia   See fewer
Nadja Engel
Mail Room Guard #1 Mail Room Guard #1   See fewer
Anne-Kathrin Gummich
Mail Room Guard #2 Mail Room Guard #2   See fewer
Carmen-Maja Antoni
Prison Librarian Prison Librarian   See fewer
Petra Hartung
Head Prison Guard Head Prison Guard   See fewer
Linda Bassett
Ms. Brenner Ms. Brenner   See fewer
Beata Lehmann
Ms. Brenner's Secretary Ms. Brenner's Secretary   See fewer
Heike Hanold-Lynch
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
Bettina Scheuritzel
Gate Guard Gate Guard   See fewer
Robin Gooch
Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch) Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch)   See fewer
Thomas Borchardt
Criminal Defense Lawyer (uncredited) Criminal Defense Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandru Herca
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Hendrik Maaß
Michael's Court House Assistant (uncredited) Michael's Court House Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
Klemen Novak
Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited) Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Rich Odell
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniele Rizzo
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Luca Scollin
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephan Ziller
Student in Court (uncredited) Student in Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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