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The reader [videorecording] / The Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH production
Blu-rays Blu-rays | distributed by Genius Products | 2009 | Widescreen version ; [blu-ray version].
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY R DRAMA)
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[New York] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; Santa Monica, CA : distributed by Genius Products, [2009]
Widescreen version ; [blu-ray version].
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1, TrueHD 5.1; 1080p high definition.
Blu-ray disc. Will not play in standard DVD players.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
Director, Stephen Daldry ; screenplay, David Hare ; producers, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris ; directors of photography, Chris Menges, Roger Deakins ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Academy Award winner, 2009: Best Actress, Kate Winslet.
Based on the book "Der vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
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 ; Adapting a timeless masterpiece: making The reader ; A conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry ; Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz ; A new voice: a look at composer Nico Muhly ; Coming to grips with the past: production designer Brigitte Broch ; theatrical trailer.
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MW, 5-09
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Reader (Motion picture)
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1000399 Weinstein Co.
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