How far would you go to protect a secret?
Winslet's Oscar-winning turn hits our screens at last. The film starts off in 1958 when her character begins a sexual affair with a 16 year old boy. One day, she just disappears. Eight years later, he's a law student, and is shocked to discover that his former lover is now on trial as a Nazi prison guard. Her guilty sentence is assured, but he knows something that may affect the severity of her sentence. However he is ashamed of his affair with her, leaving him with a moral dilemma...
122 minutes , No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity) Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
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Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
Stephen Daldry Screenplay David Hare, from the book by Bernhard Schlink Music Nico Muhly Cinematography Roger Deakins, Chris Menges Editing Claire Simpson Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2008
Produced by Mirage Enterprises, Neunte Babelsberg Film, The Weinstein Company
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FPB Report (SA)
Nudity Fairly frequent, no-sexual contexts, once scene shows flaccid male genitalia
Sex Fairly frequent, moderate strength implication
Drug abuse Social alcohol and tobacco
Comments The themes are mature and unsuitable for younger viewers. An older woman has an affair with a 16 year old boy.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Die Burger Laetitia Pople 15
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 10
iAfrica.com Rebekah Kendal 15
The Citizen Leon van Nierop 18
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15
24.com Ivan Sadler 15 International Media
Box Office (USA) John P. McCarthy 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 15
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 13
Metacritic.com 38 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com 174 critics 13
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 12
IMDB 18502 Netizens 16
Average .. 69% 14
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