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The Reader

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Original title
La lectrice
Running time
98 min.
France France
Michel Deville (Novel: Raymond Jean)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Dominique Le Rigoleur
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Elefilm / A.A.A. Productions / T.S.F. / Cine 5
Drama. Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
Constance is asked by her boyfriend to read out loud a novel in which a young woman called Marie decides to become a professional reader. Having placed an advertisement in the paper, Marie is offered work by a curious mix of clients, including a wheel-bound young man, an elderly widow who thrives on Tolstoy and Marx, and a love hungry executive interested only in pornography. As she reads, Constance becomes embroiled in the story and imagines herself in the part of Marie...
1988: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Film
1988: César Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Chesnais) 8 Nominations
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