The reader [videorecording] / Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company
DVDs | Genius Products | c2009 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD R DRAMA) plus 1 more
Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, c2009.
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet.
Producers, Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay, David Hare ; director, Stephen Daldry ; directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
Academy Awards, 2009 : Best actress.
MPAA rating: R; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.
Special features: deleted scenes ; making of the film ; Kate Winslet ont eh art of aging Hanna Schmitz ; composer Nico Muhly ; porudction designer ; theatrical trailer.
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