Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader.
Photo: The Weinstein Company
Q: What was it about The Reader that drew you to the project?

A: It's a subject no one has made a film about in the English language, which is the situation of the generation after the great crime and the dilemma that they're born into and have to live with. There has been so much done about the victims of the crime but little about the succeeding generation, the children of the perpetrators of those crimes.