Hanna Schmitz
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Hanna Schmitz (Character)
from The Reader (2008)

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The Reader (2008)
Hanna Schmitz: It doesn't matter what I feel. It doesn't matter what I think. The dead are still dead.

Hanna Schmitz: [to Michael] You don't have the power to upset me. You don't matter enough to upset me.

Michael: What are you doing? What is this? Why did you behave as if you didn't know me?
Hanna Schmitz: You didn't want to know me! You could see I was in the first carriage. So why did you get on the second?
Michael: What did you think I was doing? Why the hell did you think I was there?
Hanna Schmitz: How should I know? I've been working. I need a bath, and I'd like to be by myself. Would you please leave?
Michael: I didn't mean to upset you.
Hanna Schmitz: You don't have the power to upset me. You don't matter enough to upset me.

Michael: What's your name?
Hanna Schmitz: What?
Michael: Your name.
Hanna Schmitz: Why do you want to know?
Michael: I've been here three times. I want to know your name. What's wrong with that?
Hanna Schmitz: Nothing, kid. There's nothing wrong with that. It's Hanna.
Michael: You looked so suspicious.
Hanna Schmitz: What's yours, kid?
Michael: Michael.
Hanna Schmitz: Michael. So I'm with a Michael.

Michael: I sat in the second carriage because I thought you might kiss me.
Hanna Schmitz: Kid, you thought we could make love in a tram?
Hanna Schmitz: Is it true what you said? That I don't matter to you?
Hanna Schmitz: [shakes head]
Michael: Do you forgive me?
Hanna Schmitz: [nods]
Michael: Do you love me?
Hanna Schmitz: [nods]

Hanna Schmitz: Do you have a book?
Michael: Yes, I have. I took one with me this morning.
Hanna Schmitz: What is it?
Michael: The Odyssey by Homer. It's my homework.
Hanna Schmitz: We're changing the order we do things. Read to me first, kid. Then we make love.

Michael: [reading from "Lady Chatterley's Lover"]
Hanna Schmitz: This is disgusting. Where did you get this?
Michael: I borrowed it from someone at school.
Hanna Schmitz: Well, you should be ashamed.
[pauses]
Hanna Schmitz: Go on.

Michael: What's wrong now?
Hanna Schmitz: Nothing's wrong. Nothing.
Michael: You know, you never ask. You never bother to ask how *I* am!
Hanna Schmitz: You never say.
Michael: It just happens to be my birthday. It's my birthday, that's all! In fact, you've never even asked when it is!
Hanna Schmitz: You want a fight, kid!
Michael: No, I don't want a fight! What's wrong with you?
Hanna Schmitz: What business is it of yours?
Michael: Always on your terms, everything. What you want, it's always what *you* want. My friends were giving me a party.
Hanna Schmitz: Then why are you here then? Go back to your party. Is that what you want?

Michael: I brought you these flowers. To say thank you.
Hanna Schmitz: Put them over there in the sink.
Michael: I would've come earlier but I've been in bed for three months.
Hanna Schmitz: You are better now?
Michael: Yes, thank you.
Hanna Schmitz: Have you always been weak?
Michael: Oh no, I've never been sick before. It's incredibly boring. There's nothing to do. I couldn't even be bothered to read.