Synopses & Reviews
The Reader, set in post-WWII Germany, follows teenager Michael Berg as he engages in a passionate but secretive affair with an older woman named Hanna. Eight years after Hanna's disappearance, Michael is stunned to discover her again as she stands on trial for Nazi war crimes. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation and how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another.
Set in post-World War II Germany, teenager Michael Berg and Hanna, a woman twice his age, have a secret affair, but she abruptly disappears; eight years later while observing the Nazi war crime trials, Michael is stunned to see Hanna as a defendant.