The reader: starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes
Synopsis: Academy Award and BAFTA winner Kate Winslet delivers a dynamic performance in this tale of eroticism, secrecy and guilt 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 as the grown man still reeling from Hanna's influence, The Reader, is "an exemplary piece of filmmaking" (Phillip Frenchm The Observer) about the difficult distance between truth and reconciliation. (Synopsis taken from the DVD cover information).
This is a 15-certificate film containing strong sex.