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The Reader
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Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
Michael Berg
Jeanette Hain Jeanette Hain
David Kross David Kross
Young Michael Berg
Kate Winslet Kate Winslet
Hanna Schmitz
Susanne Lothar Susanne Lothar
Carla Berg
Alissa Wilms Alissa Wilms
Emily Berg
Florian Bartholomäi Florian Bartholomäi
Thomas Berg
Friederike Becht Friederike Becht
Angela Berg

Written by
David Hare David Hare
Bernhard Schlink Bernhard Schlink
(book Der Vorleser)


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I will be the only angel you need.

8 years, 5 months ago at Feb 11 19:06
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''I'm not frightened. I'm not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you ended it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.''

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Amor didático

8 years, 5 months ago at Feb 12 14:23
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"O Leitor", mesmo tendo um forte contexto histórico (pós 2ª Guerra Mundial), se propõe a falar de sentimentos. Narra a história de um garoto, Michael Berg, que se apaixona por uma mulher, Hanna Schmitz, já com o dobro de sua idade e que mantém um caso com esta. Com o passar do tempo, ele lê livros para ela (por isso "O Leitor). Anos mais tarde, já há tempos sem vê-la, o garoto, já univ... read more

Overt Oscar bait

8 years, 2 months ago at May 18 7:21
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"I can't live without you. The thought of leaving you kills me. Do you love me?"

The Reader is one of those motion pictures which feels specifically tailored for a December release. An adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 international bestseller, this is a mature historical drama laced with nudity, compelling themes, suppressed emotion and a few twists. It's quite telling that pro... read more
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Description: THE READER opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from “The Odyssey”, "Huck Finn", and “The Lady with the Little Dog.” Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is ... (more)
Release date: 30 January 2009
Tags: Drama (32), Romance (28), Nazi (19), 2008 (18), Germany (17), War (16), Historical (13), Sex (13), Trial (12), 2000s (12), WWII (12), (11), Reading (10), Based On Novel (9), Suicide (9), Courtroom (8), Holocaust (8), Nudity (7), Male Nudity (6), Concentration Camp (6)
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