|Country||USA , Germany |
|Budget||$32 000 000|
|in world||$108 901 967|
|USA||$34 194 407|
|In other countries||$74 707 560|
The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.