Kate Winslet plays a reclusive, illiterate woman in post-war Berlin. She begins a passionate affair with a 15-year-old schoolboy (David Kross) who reads to her. But, after one blissful summer, he’s devastated when she disappears from his life. Then, eight years later, their paths cross again when he’s a law student and she’s on trial – for she has something dark hidden in her past… Kross and Ralph Fiennes, as the adult version of his character, impress and Winslet, giving one of her most haunting performances, won an Oscar in this touching, compelling and impressive drama.