He maps out their route, prepares their bicycles and makes all the plans. He tells her that Hanna was illiterate for most of her life but that her suicide note told him to give both the cash, some money she had in a bank account and the tea tin to Ilana. In 1986, Hanna has been in prison for twenty years and is on the point of being released. These prisoners would then be executed to make way for the new prisoners that arrive so that overcrowding does not occur. You want to know the secret? The other guards who blamed the written report on her are lying to clear themselves.
Michael is a law student whose class is studying the trial so he is present in court every day. Would you like to share the story of the movie The Reader with us? We vote with the tribe. The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another. But she thinks he seeks understanding for Hanna. But to me it was always an extraordinarily unconventional love story. A few months later, a fragrant bouquet of flowers and an inadvertent glimpse of Hanna's silken undergarments will prepare the ground for an unexpected and passionate summer-long love affair, accompanied by the life-changing ritual of having Michael narrate the classics to her. By making this decision, he shifts the film's focus from the subject of German guilt about the Holocaust and turns it on the human race in general.
However, in the fictional film, Winslet played a nun sheltering children from the Holocaust rather than one of its perpetrators. Very touching, emotional and dramatic. Michael soon graduates from the law school and gradually becomes a successful lawyer. Director: Studio: The Weinstein Company Producer s : , , Cast: , , , , Writer s : David Hare Official Site:. Michael feels guilty for not having gone over to speak to her and so he goes to her apartment but finds that she has upped and left without saying a word. There are enormous pressures in all human societies to go along. Michael begins the novel by telling the reader that as a fifteen-year-old boy he became involved with a woman in her mid-thirties, and that he has remained infatuated with her memory ever since.
He visits a former camp himself to try to come to terms with this. He has never recovered from the wound he received from Hanna, nor from the one he inflicted on himself eight years after. Rediscovering his books and notes from the time of his affair with Hanna, he re-establishes contact with her by reading some of those works into a tape recorder. Still others say it asks us to pity Hanna. An unhappy-looking teenage Michael David Kross gets off but wanders around the streets afterwards, finally pausing in the entryway of a nearby apartment building where he starts to vomit.
After a bicycling trip with Michael, Hanna learns that she was promoted to a clerical job at the tram company's office, upon which she suddenly leaves her home, without telling Michael or anyone else where she has moved to. The prison warden writes to Michael and asks him to become involved in Hanna's release from prison and reintegration into society. Michael, diagnosed with , recuperates at home, and once recovered, he visits Hanna with flowers to thank her. One of his law seminars requires him to attend a Nazi war crimes trial, and he is randomly assigned to a particular trial, which begins in the fall of 1966. Going home from school one afternoon, he began to feel nauseous and vomited violently all over himself; a woman sees him and brings him into her apartment to clean him up before he goes home. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom. The German version of this page is available at.
Which is what Hanna did, although, of course, it's not shown in the film. Instead of writing her letters, however, he records himself reading aloud from books. He is largely uninvolved with his family and does not have any strong friendships. We see him after a night with a woman, treating her with remote politeness. On her last night in prison Hanna hangs herself in her jail cell. In deciding what to do, Michael is torn between his differing views of justice.
Also we plan to watch the movie at a later date. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. His marriage ends a few years later when Marthe leaves him, and he becomes distant from his daughter. This section contains 492 words approx. What role does it play? He reluctantly agrees to sponsor Hanna. The film tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a mid-teenager in 1958, has an affair with an older woman, Hanna Schmitz, who then disappears only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a trial stemming from her actions as a guard at a.
It was the last film for producers and , both of whom died prior to its release. She also loves Michael to read aloud to her which he does every day. One afternoon he looks up and sees Hanna on the other side of the pool. Can we guess, on the basis of how most white Americans, from the North and South, knew about racial discrimination but didn't go out on a limb to oppose it? Excellent acting throughout the film. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens.