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2008 M Contains sex scenes.

Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) reflects on the formative sexual relationship he had with older woman Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet, in a Golden Globe-winning role) as a young teenager in this poignant drama set in post-World War II Germany. The passionate affair ended when Hanna disappeared. But years later, Michael learns she's on trial for horrific Nazi war crimes. David Kross plays the teenage Michael in this film based on Bernhard Schlink's best-seller.

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119 minutes
2009 Academy Awards
Best Actress: Kate Winslet
2008 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

64 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by laloniu

Powerful film showing a different outcome for people caught up in the activities of World War Two. First class acting and intriguing storyline.

4 by 1978Jimbo

Now this was a brilliant movie, excellent in fact. Well acted, well written and with a fascinating storyline. Just enough to keep you guessing while you slowly figure out the gaps. Really interesting too.

4 by gnatterjacks

This is a well acted, beautifully filmed and thought provoking movie. The images lingered in my mind long after it finished, which is a sign of a good movie, for me. It raised more questions for me... Read more

5 by Wrynose

An emotional film on many levels, well acted and authentic. On one hand you feel sorry for Winslets character and on the other hand she gets what she deserves. Very thought provoking and more of a... Read more

4 by c_butler

Fantastic movie. Really enjoyed this film. Kate Winslet is great

4 by goodgreif

Loved this movie!! A great watch from beginning to end!!

5 by virginflighty

Thought-provoking and simply powerful. There are just so many beautiful scenes and stories in this movie. I thoroughly recommend watching this one. This movie is a true inspiration to life itself.

5 by Nicky namey

This was such a thought-provoking film that my partner and I were talking about it for days after watching it. It questions all the beliefs we have about the nature of personal values of good and evil... Read more

4 by qofd

A stunning movie that has you mesmerised right from opening to the very end. Recommended watching for everyone.

4 by antrcat

NOw this is a good movie. There aren't too many of them but the acting and the sttory of this movie make an intriguing tale more fascinating.