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The Reader [videorecording]

The Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH production ; directed by Stephen Daldry ; screenplay by David Hare ; produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well."--Container.
Director
Stephen Daldry
Performers
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Karoline Herfurth, Linda Bassett, Hannah Herzsprung, Susanne Lothar, Volker Bruch, Matthias Habich.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
124 min.
Language
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing, or Spanish
Rating
MPAA rating: Rated R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
Notes
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
  • Special features : Deleted scenes (42 min.); "The Reader:" Adapting a timeless masterpiece [featurette] (23 min.); A conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry [featurette] (10 min.); Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz [featurette] (13 min.); A new voice: a look at composer Nico Muhly [featurette] (4 min.); Coming to grips with the past: production designer Brigitte Broch [featurette] (8 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Uniform Title
Reader (Motion Picture)
Awards Note
Academy Awards 2009: Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet
Edition
Widescreen version
Contents
  • Michael
  • Chance meeting
  • Flowers for Hanna
  • First encounter
  • Lessons in love
  • Misunderstanding
  • Odyssey
  • Cycling holiday
  • Sophie and Hanna
  • Julia
  • Law school
  • Trial
  • Truth about the guards
  • Everyone knew
  • Stutthof concentration camp
  • No answers
  • Piece of information
  • Verdict
  • Return to reading
  • Lady with the little dog
  • Reunited
  • Hanna's release
  • Forgiveness
  • End credits.
Credits
Directors of photography, Chris Menges, Roger Deakins ; production designer, Brigitte Broch ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly ; English novel translation by Carol Brown Janeway.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Genius Products, c2009.
Publisher no.
1000397 Weinstein Company Home Entertainment
Related Resources
Connect to reviews of this title online.
Description
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
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