Friday, March 19, 2010

"The Reader"

 ... movie with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes.  Kate plays Hanna Schmitz, a former S.S. concentration camp guard.  Ralph plays Michael Berg, a lawyer who had an affair with Hanna when he was fifteen and she was thirty-six.  Their affair lasts a summer and consists of reading and sex and more reading and sex.  Michael is unaware of Hanna's past falling hopelessly in love with her.  However, they eventually part their separate ways when Hanna decides to end the affair by leaving unexpectedly.  Later, while Michael is attending law school, he observes a war crimes trial of six female S.S. concentration camp guards, one of whom is Hanna.  While listening to the testimony, Michael realizes that he has information that can make a difference in the outcome of the trial and its impact on Hanna.

Good movie, was surprised by the amount of "skin" shown.  Would hold off as a first date movie but would check it out later as your relationship matures!

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