Homesex movieThe Reader (2008) Movie Sex & Nudity

The Reader (2008) Movie Sex & Nudity

Multiple simulated sex scenes involving full frontal nudity of a boy
We see a side view of a woman’s groin and full-frontal male nudity of a 15-year-old character (but an 18-year-old actor) in a bathing scene. There are a lot of rears and upper female nudity images, however.
The sex scenes are, for the most part, played as montages, so we only catch glimpses of activity. A lot of extended scenes are before or after the fact.
The guy has a relationship with another girl his own age, but we do not see much. One scene implies sex.
At the start of the film, a lady can be sen nude from behind. The camera shows a flash of full frontal nudity as she walks off.
Kate Winslet’s character flashes pubic hair (actually a merkin) when putting on a pair of stockings.
The guy changes out of his clothes to take a bath. The woman looks at him when he changes. He covers his genitals, however pubic hair is shown. He enters the bath, showing butt and a flash of genitals when he turns around. The camera pans down on him taking a bath, however his hands cover his genitals.
The woman seduces the boy when she brings him a towel. Rear nudity is shown as the boy drops the towel and turns around. Both show their butts. They kiss.
A few brief shots of the woman and the boy having sex. The woman is riding the boy, showing her breasts.
The woman lies down on a table and the boy has sex with her. Her breasts are shown. The extended version of this clip has the woman enter the room and sit on the table, fully nude. She flashes her pubic hair as they have sex.
The boy kisses the side of the woman’s butt when they are nude in bed. Nothing is explicitly shown, however the woman’s butt is partially visible.
The boy is lying down nude on a bed. The woman enters and flashes butt and vagina as she sits down on the bed. Her breasts are visible when she lies on top of him.
The woman angrily disrobes and enters the bath. Breasts are visible.
The woman is in a lake with a wet bra. Her nipples are extremely visible through the see-through bra.
The woman cleans the boy after he takes a bath. He is fully nude. Both butt and penis are clearly visible.

The first half of the movie focuses almost exclusively on the love life of the two main characters. The woman is in her thirties while the guy is only 15. While the relationship is a metaphor for the woman’s guilt for being a Nazi and not depicted in a crude manner.
When in prison, the woman changes clothes. Her bare back and left breast is shown.


Film review:Translated by XX www.rabudo-ru.com



If you fall in love with a middle-aged female neighbor living alone at the age of 15, your relationship with her will deeply affect you even after you break up. However, eight years later, you suddenly found that she was an executioner, and your testimony could save her from life imprisonment. What should you do?

This is the problem presented to us by the reader.


For the complaint, description and reflection of Holocaust, we already have Schindler’s list and the pianist in the film. Why do we still need the reader?

In terms of the main characters in these films, Schindler is a German businessman who deals with the German army. He himself is not part of the concentration camp system. The pianist is a member of victim and is the victim’s perspective. Hanna in the reader is a female guard employed by the concentration camp. In other words, she is a screw in the ugly machine of the concentration camp. When she was ordered to select female prisoners and send them to Auschwitz concentration camp for death, she did not doubt or challenge the rationality of the order. When the church where hundreds of Jews were detained caught fire, she thought more about “how to maintain order and prevent prisoners from escaping” than opening the door to save lives. In her opinion, she just did her job, not to mention committing any crime. Did she feel guilty when so many people burned? Maybe, otherwise she wouldn’t cry uncontrollably in that country church. But we can see that in her concept, those victims are prisoners. It’s a pity to die, but it’s even worse to let them out! The reader tortures our souls: what makes her, an ordinary woman, so indifferent to the slaughter? What made her obey orders above respecting human life? What makes a person who can help others, love others and love literature and listen to reading become a useful killing tool in the hands of fascists?

When the smoke of World War II gradually dissipated, when fascism was taken down from the throne by history, and when the people of post-war Germany woke up and shouted that they were deceived, who would tell them why they were deeply hypnotized by the collective? What makes them not believe in their eyes, let alone their conscience, but believe in the myth made up by a political party? Fanatical belief and “do my job” drifting with the tide is a sentence “cheated” or “too young at that time”. Can it be explained? How did the Germans, who had committed crimes against Jews, face their hearts in the long night?

But the reader’s torture of the soul does not stop there. The discussion of German nationality under the iron whip of fascism is only a part of the theme of this outstanding novel, a more profound theme, I think it is about shame and lies. At the end of the film (novel), Hanna’s secret buried in her heart for many years was gradually revealed – she couldn’t read and was illiterate! And she was obviously ashamed of it. Her motivation to meet Mike can not be said to be completely pure, just as what Mike is looking for in her is not “love” in our general sense. If Mike is looking for sexual stimulation and infatuation with mature women (even a little oedipus), what she is looking for in Mike, in addition to sex, should be the power to control knowledge (reading). Under her seemingly decisive and mature appearance, there is a shameful heart of self-confidence. She is ashamed to be herself and admit that she is illiterate. This weakness was wrapped in layers of appearances, and she was even willing to let her defend it at the cost of freedom. She created an Achilles heel for herself, and then lived her life with this secret weakness. She thought the secret of the heel was that she couldn’t read, but she didn’t know that her real weakness was that she didn’t dare to face her true self. What a sad man! Similarly, Mike is ashamed of an emotion between himself and Hanna, especially after learning that Hanna is a member of the fascist camp. As a generation with special reflection on fascism after World War II, he could not let go of his affair with fascist members, which also deeply affected his love life. As like as two peas, he could testify before the fact, and also made a real face of history, which made Hanna free from the life imprisonment. But when telling the truth, facing shame and keeping silence, she made the same choice as Hanna. Mike made a real choice.

Personal dignity and shame are two sides of a coin. People with a deep sense of shame often show special confidence and dignity on the outside. Such people often cover up their inner shame with lies in order to maintain their tall image. The more secrets they have in their hearts, the greater the fig leaf they need, and the stronger the desire to have power (to obtain a sense of security). It is said that Hitler was like this. His childhood was not happy and suffered great trauma, and his arrogance, egotism and arrogance after climbing to the peak of power in adulthood may just reflect his deep sense of shame. What the reader is torturing is the heart of each and every one of us. Do we dare to face our true selves? Dare you admit that I am illiterate? Dare you lift up your trouser legs to let people see the unburned heels? Where does Inner shame come from? Who defines what shame is and who needs shame? What kind of evil consequences can a nation bearing a deep sense of shame cause to human history? What kind of nation can cultivate people with sound physique and personality?

The reader’s rewriting of the image of persecutors is also very unique. In Schindler’s list and the pianist, the persecutors are soldiers in Nazi uniforms, with their hands covered with Jewish blood and murderous demons. It is rare for the pianist to have a Nazi officer who is a music lover and an enemy who can communicate with the pianist as a positive figure in the music world. However, the reader goes further. It presents the image of a persecutor that has not been shown in the previous films: an ordinary woman who seems to be full of motherhood, plump and beautiful and uneducated. Think about it, how could fascism come to power without the participation and support of tens of thousands of ordinary people like Hanna? Why can you cover up the sky? Why can a massacre be carried out under the eyes of everyone? Not all demons have two horns on their heads, not everyone can see the devil in their heart, and not all demons are demons from the beginning. A few days ago, I saw the sorrow and the pit of Marcel Ophuls, which used a large number of data fragments from the Vichy government of France during World War II, which surprised me. The defeat of France in the face of Hitler’s iron heel without war is a shame that many post-war French do not want to mention. Before the German army came, the French bourgeois public opinion had fallen to one side, hung up the exemption card and played a small white flag, while the main war faction was caught in prison and escaped by escaping from prison. The persecution and trampling of Jews by the French during World War II was not generally cruel. I saw Hitler’s train passing through the station in France. French women in uniforms rushed to shake hands and kiss Hitler and ran after the train for fear of falling behind. Hitler commented that French women were too tasteless and a group of rotten goods. And their children will disturb our noble blood. Don’t intermarry with the French! We often say that the French have a revolutionary tradition and a revolutionary spirit. Who would have thought that the servility of the French is no less than that of the Chinese who are often criticized?!

It was a very wise move for the reader to choose Kate Winslet to play Hanna. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of Winslet, but about two years ago, when I stood in a corner of a bookstore and finished reading the reader at one go, Hanna came to my mind almost like Winslet — plump, tall, beautiful, with a little masculine perseverance between my eyebrows and eyes, with golden and thick curly hair combed back and high, Action is neat and clean. In short, a middle-aged German woman with a story who has experienced World War II. Winslet’s dual temperament of male masculinity and female tenderness is just suitable for such a role.

A film adapted from a good novel is difficult to please, because the film has a time limit. The best part of the novel must be presented within one or two hours, and the unimportant branches in the eyes of the director must be removed. Novels are different. They can be brought into full play, heaven and earth, and the length is unlimited, so they can provide readers with a lot of imagination and feelings of details. But The Reader is a well adapted movie. It almost keeps pace with the original, and the essence of the original is also fully displayed. The performances of several main actors are commendable, especially Winslet, except that the makeup of the elderly is not very realistic. In addition, her eyes were too sharp and bright, and her face could not hide her radiance, which was a failure. Perhaps the director also saw the hard injury, put some contact lenses on her, and her eyes became turbid, which can be regarded as making up for this defect. The end of the film was a little delayed. I thought the film was over twice, but a new clip was staged after fade out, which made people a little impatient. I wanted to take a pair of scissors and click to cut off the cumbersome parts. But in general, this is a good film that can not be missed. I hope the judges of the Golden Globe Award will be a good bole and give Qianlima the due honor.

RELATED ARTICLES

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Sunshine (1999)

Simple Men (1992)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments