Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Reader

This fascinating 2008 movie, based on a remarkable novel by Bernhard Schlink, "tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a mid-teenager in 1958 had an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp. Michael realizes that Hanna is keeping a personal secret she believes is worse than her Nazi past — a secret which, if revealed, could help her at the trial."

Watch a trailer of The Reader

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