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The Reader

Lost in translation
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes and Bruno Ganz
Directed by Stephen Daldry

As it is most often the case with films based on well-known books, people who have read Bernard Schlink’s “The Reader” won’t much like Stephen Daldry’s film. It has evident qualities, first and foremost the excellent acting by Kate Winslet who has just won a Golden Globe award for her supporting role. But it is always slightly off and misses the spirit of the book. Scenes added, one assumes, ... more >