The Reader

The Reader

  • 2009
  • Drama, Romance
  • USA
Michael Berg (David Kross), a teen in postwar Germany, begins a passionate but clandestine affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), an older woman who enjoys having classic novels read to her. Then Hanna mysteriously disappears, leaving Michael heartbroken and confused. Years later, Michael, now a law student, gets the shock of his life when he sees Hanna on trial for Nazi war crimes.


Hanna Schmitz
Older Michael
Young Michael
Rose Mather/Ilana Mather
Professor Rohl
Young Ilana Mather


Stephen Daldry Director
David Hare Screenwriter
Anthony Minghella Producer
Sydney Pollack Producer
Donna Gigliotti Producer
Redmond Morris Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Extras Casting
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Brigitte Broch Production Design
Claire Simpson Film Editor
Nico Muhly Original Music
Ann Roth Costume Designer
Donna Maloney Costume Designer
Simone Bär Casting
Jina Jay Casting
Christian M. Goldbeck Supervising Art Direction
Eva Stiebler Set Decoration
Karin Betzler Set Decoration