Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin
Stephen Daldry (Director), David Hare (Screenplay)
Release: Dec. 10th, 2008
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.
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