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'Academy Award winner* Kate Winslet (Revolutionary
Road) delivers a dynamic performance in this ?tale
of eroticism, secrecy and guilt (Claudia Puig,
USA Today) set in turbulent post-Nazi Germany.
Bringing to life the celebrated international
novel, Winslet is riveting as Hanna Schmitz a
lonely, working-class woman who experiences a
brief but intense affair with a teenage boy. Years
later they meet again: Hanna now a defendant in a
notorious case and her ex-lover, now a law
student, holding the secret to her salvation.
Directed by three-time Academy Award nominee**
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and
featuring Ralph Fiennes (The Duchess) as the grown
man still reeling from Hanna's influence, The
Reader is a ?moving, romantic and poignant story
(Roger Friedman, Fox News) about the difficult
distance between truth and reconciliation.'