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
|Screenplay||David Hare, from the book by Bernhard Schlink|
|Cinematography||Roger Deakins, Chris Menges|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|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.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith ||10|
|Die BurgerLaetitia Pople||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||10|
|iAfrica.comRebekah Kendal ||15|
|The CitizenLeon van Nierop ||18|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|24.comIvan Sadler ||15|
|Box Office (USA)John P. McCarthy ||10|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||18|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||15|
|ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs ||13|
|What the People say|
|IMDB18502 Netizens ||16|
|Average .. 69%||14|
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