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The Reader
Fifteen-year old Michael Berg is on his way home from school when he is sick outside an apartment building. A woman helps him to clean up and takes him home. When he returns to thank her, he and Hanna become friends. Hanna takes an interest in Michael's school work, insisting that he study hard and asking him to read aloud to her from his school books. Even though Hanna is twice his age, she seduces him, and the two embark on a friendship and affair ...