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THE READER

THE READER artwork

THE READER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 123m 48s

Release date 02/01/2009

BBFCInsight Contains strong sex

Director(s) Stephen Daldry

Cast includes Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, David Kross, Karoline Herfurth, Volker Bruch, Linda Bassett, Hannah Herzsprung, Susanne Lothar, Matthias Habich, Jurgen Tarrach, Jeanette Hain, Kirsten Block, Claudia Michelsen

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/12/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE READER is a historical drama about a young man who has an affair with an older woman in post war Germany.

Sex

There are frequent scenes of strong sex featuring breast and buttock nudity as well as strong thrusting detail. After sex, a man's placcid penis is visible as he begins to bathe.

There are verbal and visual references to the Holocaust when a character visits a death camp.

There is an implied scene of hanging.

Details

Title
THE READER
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
02/12/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
123m 48s
Approved footage
11141+8
BBFC reference
AFF255254
Registration number
CFJ18367

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