The Reader (2008)

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  • Der Vorleser Alternative
  • Le Liseur Alternative


Drama set in the aftermath of World War II in Germany, about a teenager who embarks on an illicit affair with an older woman until her sudden and mysterious disappearance. Years later, the pair are reunited, but the woman carries a terrible secret.

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