"The Reader" quotes

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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-crim... Read all

Director: Stephen Daldry
Writer: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 2008
MetaScore: 58/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: $34,194,407
Released: 30 Jan 2009
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 48 nominations total

42 Clips

Is it true what you said - The Reader 00:29
Is it true what you said
My name is Hanna Schmitz Thank you - The Reader 00:05
My name is Hanna Schmitz Thank you
To make room you were picking women out and saying - The Reader 00:10
To make room you were picking women out and saying
I brought you these flowers to say thank you - The Reader 00:36
I brought you these flowers to say thank you
What Your name - The Reader 00:36
What Your name
Well what would you have done - The Reader 00:04
Well what would you have done
It's nothing - The Reader 00:34
It's nothing
What are you doing What is this - The Reader 00:33
What are you doing What is this
Do you have a book Yes I have - The Reader 00:24
Do you have a book Yes I have
This is disgusting - The Reader 00:13
This is disgusting
I sat in the second carriage because I thought you might kiss me - The Reader 00:20
I sat in the second carriage because I thought you might...
The notion of secrecy is central to Western literature - The Reader 00:28
The notion of secrecy is central to Western literature
I'm aware I was difficult - The Reader 00:34
I'm aware I was difficult
Each of the guards would choose a certain number of women - The Reader 00:36
Each of the guards would choose a certain number of women
You've been skipping seminars - The Reader 00:37
You've been skipping seminars
Why did you think I was there How should I know - The Reader 00:08
Why did you think I was there How should I know
People ask all the time what I learned in the camps - The Reader 00:36
People ask all the time what I learned in the camps
Societies think they operate by something called morality - The Reader 00:35
Societies think they operate by something called morality
You don't have the power to upset me - The Reader 00:07
You don't have the power to upset me
I don't know what to say - The Reader 00:23
I don't know what to say
It doesn't matter what I feel - The Reader 00:11
It doesn't matter what I feel
I'm not frightened of anything - The Reader 00:35
I'm not frightened of anything
It doesn't matter what I feel - The Reader 00:24
It doesn't matter what I feel
I'm not frightened - The Reader 01:20
I'm not frightened
I'm aware I was difficult - The Reader 00:39
I'm aware I was difficult
I sat in the second carriage because I thought you might kiss me - The Reader 00:42
I sat in the second carriage because I thought you might...
I don't know what to say - The Reader 00:38
I don't know what to say
I was coming home from school - The Reader 00:21
I was coming home from school
I brought you these flowers - The Reader 01:06
I brought you these flowers
Each of the guards would choose a certain number of women - The Reader 01:58
Each of the guards would choose a certain number of women
Do you have a book - The Reader 00:39
Do you have a book
You have been skipping seminars - The Reader 02:48
You have been skipping seminars
You don't have the power to upset me - The Reader 00:22
You don't have the power to upset me
You didn't wake me - The Reader 00:28
You didn't wake me
What's wrong now - The Reader 01:26
What's wrong now
What's your name - The Reader 00:46
What's your name
What would you have done - The Reader 00:12
What would you have done
What are you doing - The Reader 01:32
What are you doing
This is disgusting - The Reader 00:27
This is disgusting
They operate by something called law - The Reader 01:03
They operate by something called law
Sometimes perverse - The Reader 00:53
Sometimes perverse
People ask all the time what I learned in the camps - The Reader 01:24
People ask all the time what I learned in the camps

Cast

Michael Berg - Ralph Fiennes
Brigitte - Jeanette Hain
Young Michael Berg - David Kross
Hanna Schmitz - Kate Winslet
Carla Berg - Susanne Lothar
Emily Berg - Alissa Wilms
Angela Berg - Friederike Becht
Peter Berg - Matthias Habich
Doctor - Frieder Venus
Hanna's Neighbour (as Marie Anne Fliegel) - Marie-Anne Fliegel
Woodyard Worker - Hendrik Arnst
Teacher - Rainer Sellien
Sports Master - Torsten Michaelis
Holger - Moritz Grove
Stamp Dealer - Joachim Tomaschewsky
Waitress - Barbara Philipp
Gerhard Bade (as Juergen Tarrach) - Jürgen Tarrach
Female Judge - Kirsten Block
Sophie's Friend - Vanessa Berthold
Holger's Friend - Benjamin Trinks
Tram Supervisor - Fritz Roth
Heidelberg Lecturer (as Jaqueline Macaulay) - Jacqueline Macaulay
Dieter - Volker Bruch
Professor Rohl - Bruno Ganz
Rudolf - Max Mauff
Seminar Group Student - Ludwig Blochberger
Seminar Group Student - Jonas Jägermeyr
Seminar Group Student - Alexander Kasprik
Prosecuting Council - Sylvester Groth
Hanna's Defence Council - Fabian Busch
Co-Defendant - Margarita Broich
Co-Defendant - Marie Gruber
Co-Defendant - Lena Lessing
Co-Defendant - Merelina Kendall
Co-Defendant - Hildegard Schroedter
Rose Mather - Lena Olin
Young Ilana Mather - Alexandra Maria Lara
Remand Prison Guard #1 - Martin Brambach
Remand Prison Guard #2 - Michael Schenk
Young Julia - Ava Eusepi-Harris
Mail Room Guard #1 - Nadja Engel
Mail Room Guard #2 - Anne-Kathrin Gummich
Prison Librarian - Carmen-Maja Antoni
Head Prison Guard - Petra Hartung
Ms. Brenner - Linda Bassett
Ms. Brenner's Secretary - Beata Lehmann
Prison Guard - Heike Hanold-Lynch
Gate Guard - Bettina Scheuritzel
Ilana's Maid (as Robin Lyn Gooch) - Robin Gooch
Criminal Defense Lawyer - Thomas Borchardt
Reporter - Alexandru Herca
Michael's Court House Assistant - Hendrik Maaß
Additional Voices (voice) - Klemen Novak
Taxi Driver - Rich Odell
Student - Daniele Rizzo
Reporter - Sam Luca Scollin
Student in Court - Stephan Ziller