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Michael Berg (Character)
from The Reader (2008)

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The Reader -- Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road) delivers a dynamic performance in this "tale of eroticism, secrecy and guilt" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) set in turbulent post-Nazi Germany. Bringing to life the celebrated international novel, Winslet is riveting as Hanna Schmitz - a lonely, working-class woman who experiences a brief but intense affair with a teenage boy. Years later they meet again: Hanna now a defendant in a notorious case and her ex-lover, now a law student, holding the secret to her salvation. Directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and featuring Ralph Fiennes (The Duchess) as the grown man still reeling from Hanna's influence, The Reader is a "moving, romantic and poignant story" (Roger Friedman, Fox News) about the difficult distance between truth and reconciliation.
The Reader -- Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, a law student re-encounters his former lover (Winslet) as she testifies in a war-crimes trial.
The Reader -- Actor David Kross gives his thoughts about the importance of learning about the holocaust for young people at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
The Reader -- Press conference with the cast of The Reader during the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
The Reader -- Director Stephen Daldry gives his thoughts about the number of movies about the holocaust and how The Reader fits in during the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

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Michael Berg is 15 years old when he develops Scarlet Fever and must stay in bed for months... See more »
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Young Michael Berg


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  1. The Reader (2008) Played by Ralph Fiennes / David Kross (as Young Michael Berg)

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From The Reader (2008)
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.
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