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USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, Karoline Herfurth, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Jeanette Hain, Susanne Lothar, Alissa Wilms, Florian Bartholomäi, Friederike Becht, Matthias Habich, Frieder Venus, Marie-Anne Fliegel, Hendrik Arnst, Rainer Sellien, Torsten Michaelis, Moritz Grove, Joachim Tomaschewsky, Alexandra Maria Lara, Barbara Philipp, Hans Hohlbein, Jurgen Tarrach, Kirsten Block, Vijessna Ferkic, Vanessa Berthold, Benjamin Trinks, Fritz Roth, Hannah Herzsprung, Jacqueline Macaulay, Volker Bruch, Max Mauff
Director: Stephen Daldry
Countries: USA / Germany
USA: 123 mins
UK: 124 mins
USA Rated: R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex
USA Release Date: 12 December 2008 (Limited Release - New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco)
UK Release Date: 2 January 2009
Set in post war Germany, THE READER tells the story of a man whose life has been shaped by an illicit affair with a passionate, elusive older woman during his youth.
Bernhard Schlink's THE READER is a haunting love story based on the bestselling novel of the same name and has been translated into 39 languages and has garnered numerous awards. THE READER was the first German novel to reach number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.
THE READER is directed by Academy award winning Stephen Daldry (BILLY ELLIOT, THE HOURS) from a screenplay written by David Hare.