In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English for the hearing-impaired, or Spanish.
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well.
Directed by Stephen Daldry; screenplay by David Hare; produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, and Redmond Morris; directors of photography, Chris Menges and Roger Deakins; production designer, Brigitte Broch; editor, Claire Simpson; music, Nico Muhly; English novel translation by Carol Brown Janeway.