The Reader is a 2008 drama film directed by stephen daldry and based on the novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The film follows the story of Michael Berg, a young man who becomes involved in a passionate affair with an older woman named Hanna Schmitz. After the affair ends, Michael goes on to become a successful lawyer, but years later he is confronted with the shocking truth about Hanna's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard.
The Reader is a powerful and haunting film that explores the complexities of guilt, responsibility, and forgiveness. The film's direction is superb, with stephen daldry creating a rich and immersive atmosphere that captures the emotional depth of the story. The performances are outstanding, with kate winslet delivering a nuanced and captivating portrayal of Hanna, and david kross and ralph fiennes giving strong performances as Michael at different stages of his life. The film is a gripping and emotional journey that forces the audience to confront uncomfortable truths about humanity and history.
The Reader was nominated for five Academy Awards and won one:
Best Actress for kate winslet
Best Director for stephen daldry
Best Adapted Screenplay for David Hare
Best Cinematography for Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
Best Original Score for Nico Muhly
The film also won numerous other awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for Winslet and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for Winslet.
Overall, The Reader is a profound and thought-provoking film that offers a poignant exploration of the human condition. It is a reminder of the power of cinema to tell important stories and to challenge our understanding of the world around us.
|Directed by||stephen daldry|
|Produced by||Anthony Minghella Sydney Pollack Donna Gigliotti Redmond Morris|
|Screenplay by||David Hare|
|Based on||Der Vorleser
by Bernhard Schlink
|Starring||kate winslet, ralph fiennes, david kross, lena olin, bruno ganz,|
|Music by||Nico Muhly|
|Cinematography||Chris Menges Roger Deakins|
|Edited by||Claire Simpson|
|Mirage Enterprises Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH|
|Release date||December 12, 2008 (United States) February 26, 2009 (Germany)|
|Running time||124 minutes|
|Countries||Germany United States|
|Box office||$108.9 million|