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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.
Writers
David Hare (screenplay) | Bernhard Schlink (book "Der Vorleser")
Composer
Casting Directors
Simone Bär (as Simone Baer) | Jina Jay
Production Designer
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Budget
$ 32,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 168,051
Gross (USA)
$ 34,194,407
Gross (World)
$ 108,901,967
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Release date
Jan 30, 2009 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg Michael Berg   See fewer
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Jeanette Hain
Brigitte Brigitte   See fewer
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David Kross
Young Michael Berg Young Michael Berg   See fewer
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Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz Hanna Schmitz   See fewer
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Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg Carla Berg   See fewer
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Alissa Wilms
Emily Berg Emily Berg   See fewer
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Florian Bartholomäi
Thomas Berg Thomas Berg   See fewer
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Friederike Becht
Angela Berg Angela Berg   See fewer
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Matthias Habich
Peter Berg Peter Berg   See fewer
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Frieder Venus
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Marie-Anne Fliegel
Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel) Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel)   See fewer
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Hendrik Arnst
Woodyard Worker Woodyard Worker   See fewer
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Rainer Sellien
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Torsten Michaelis
Sports Master Sports Master   See fewer
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Moritz Grove
Holger Holger   See fewer
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Joachim Tomaschewsky
Stamp Dealer Stamp Dealer   See fewer
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Barbara Philipp
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Jürgen Tarrach
Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach) Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach)   See fewer
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Kirsten Block
Female Judge Female Judge   See fewer
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Vanessa Berthold
Sophie's Friend Sophie's Friend   See fewer
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Benjamin Trinks
Holger's Friend Holger's Friend   See fewer
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Fritz Roth
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Jacqueline Macaulay
Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay) Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay)   See fewer
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Volker Bruch
Dieter Dieter   See fewer
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Bruno Ganz
Professor Rohl Professor Rohl   See fewer
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Max Mauff
Rudolf Rudolf   See fewer
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Ludwig Blochberger
Seminar Group Student Seminar Group Student   See fewer
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Jonas Jägermeyr
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Alexander Kasprik
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Burghart Klaußner
Judge (as Burghart Klaussner) Judge (as Burghart Klaussner)   See fewer
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Sylvester Groth
Prosecuting Council Prosecuting Council   See fewer
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Fabian Busch
Hanna's Defence Council Hanna's Defence Council   See fewer
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Margarita Broich
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
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Marie Gruber
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
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Lena Lessing
Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
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Co-Defendant Co-Defendant   See fewer
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Rose Mather / Ilana Mather Rose Mather / Ilana Mather   See fewer
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Alexandra Maria Lara
Young Ilana Mather Young Ilana Mather   See fewer
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Martin Brambach
Remand Prison Guard #1 Remand Prison Guard #1   See fewer
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Michael Schenk
Remand Prison Guard #2 Remand Prison Guard #2   See fewer
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Ava Eusepi-Harris
Young Julia Young Julia   See fewer
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Nadja Engel
Mail Room Guard #1 Mail Room Guard #1   See fewer
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Mail Room Guard #2 Mail Room Guard #2   See fewer
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Carmen-Maja Antoni
Prison Librarian Prison Librarian   See fewer
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Petra Hartung
Head Prison Guard Head Prison Guard   See fewer
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Linda Bassett
Ms. Brenner Ms. Brenner   See fewer
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Ms. Brenner's Secretary Ms. Brenner's Secretary   See fewer
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Heike Hanold-Lynch
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Gate Guard Gate Guard   See fewer
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Robin Gooch
Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch) Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch)   See fewer
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Criminal Defense Lawyer (uncredited) Criminal Defense Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael's Court House Assistant (uncredited) Michael's Court House Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Student in Court (uncredited) Student in Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 212,973 votes