Er wird ihr nichts ahnender Vorleser, sie ist die gewöhnliche Trambahnschaffnerin, in der sich eine literaturhörige Analphabetin und mörderische ehemalige KZ-Wächterin verbirgt.

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts.

It must be strange for someone his age (barely turned 18) to do the scenes he did with 30-something Winslet.

Overall, a very different and excellent film that stays with you and makes you ponder its main characters.

During the cycling holiday, when arriving at the church, Hanna gets off her bike on the right hand side of the bike and walks towards the church.

When she parks the bike against the wall in the next shot she is standing on the left of the bike.The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens.You see her in all kinds of light, both good and bad.Kudos, too, to David Kross' acting as the young Michael Berg.In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.