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The Reader

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Winslet's Oscar-winning turn hits our screens at last. The film starts off in 1958 when her character begins a sexual affair with a 16 year old boy. One day, she just disappears. Eight years later, he's a law student, and is shocked to discover that his former lover is now on trial as a Nazi prison guard. Her guilty sentence is assured, but he knows something that may affect the severity of her sentence. However he is ashamed of his affair with her, leaving him with a moral dilemma...


122 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity)
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
Director
Stephen Daldry
ScreenplayDavid Hare, from the book by Bernhard Schlink
MusicNico Muhly
CinematographyRoger Deakins, Chris Menges
EditingClaire Simpson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byMirage Enterprises, Neunte Babelsberg Film, The Weinstein Company

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityFairly frequent, no-sexual contexts, once scene shows flaccid male genitalia
SexFairly frequent, moderate strength implication
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSocial alcohol and tobacco
CommentsThe themes are mature and unsuitable for younger viewers. An older woman has an affair with a 16 year old boy.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith quote icon 10
Die BurgerLaetitia Pople15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan10
iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal quote icon 15
The CitizenLeon van Nierop quote icon 18
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
24.comIvan Sadler quote icon 15
International Media
Box Office (USA)John P. McCarthy quote icon 10
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert quote icon 18
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 13
Metacritic.com38 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com174 critics13
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 12
IMDB18502 Netizens quote icon 16
Average .. 69%14


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