Interview: Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes on The Reader

Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes

The Reader is the film adaptation of the 1995 German novel by Bernhard Schlink that follows a complicated love affair in the 1950s between a German teenager named Michael Berg (David Kross) and a woman twice his age called Hannah Schmitz (Kate Winslet).

Years later as a law student he discovers a terrible secret about his former lover and struggles to deal with the repercussions of her actions in World War II.

The book became a bestseller that was translated into 37 languages and the film is directed by Stephen Daldry with Ralph Fiennes playing Michael Berg as an older man.

I recently spoke to both of them in London about their work on the film and you can listen to the interviews here:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

The Reader is out at UK cinemas from today (Friday 2nd January)

Download this interview as an MP3 file
Get showtimes for the film via Google Movies 
Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes at the IMDb
> Official site for The Reader

[Photo: AP Photo/Evan Agostini]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>