About the film
germany based on novel or book war crimes trial female prisoner teenager law student teenage sexuality older woman younger man relationship affair
Release Date: January 02, 2008
|Slogan||:||«Behind the mystery lies a truth that will make you question everything you know.»|
|Production Companies||:||The Weinstein Company, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Mirage Enterprises, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Studio Babelsberg, FFA, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ARD|
|Producers||:||Jina Jay, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella, Simone Bär, Redmond Morris, Donna Gigliotti|
|Writers||:||David Hare, Bernhard Schlink|
The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.