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Title 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.
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Genius Products, c2009.
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 Music & Media - Circulating Videos  PN1997.2 .R43 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition Widescreen version.
Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
Special features include: deleted scenes ; "Adopting 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" ; trailer.
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.
System Reqs DVD, NTSC; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Cast Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Karoline Herfurth, Linda Bassett, Hannah Herzsprung, Susanne Lothar, Volker Bruch, Matthias Habich.
Summary Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Awards Academy Awards 2009: Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet.
Language In English or dubbed French ; optional subtitles in Spanish ; optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Drama.
Paramours -- Germany -- Drama.
May-December romances -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Drama.
Oral reading -- Drama.
Law students -- Germany -- Drama.
War crime trials -- Germany -- Drama.
Genre Historical films.
Feature films.
Erotic films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Daldry, Stephen. Director.
Hare, David, 1947- Screenwriter.
Minghella, Anthony. Producer.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008. Producer.
Gigliotti, Donna. Producer.
Morris, Redmond. Producer.
Muhly, Nico. Composer.
Winslet, Kate. Actor.
Fiennes, Ralph. Actor.
Kross, David, 1990- Actor.
Olin, Lena. Actor.
Ganz, Bruno. Actor.
Menges, Chris, 1940- Cinematographer.
Deakins, Roger A., 1949- Cinematographer.
Simpson, Claire. Film editor.
Broch, Brigitte. Production personnel.
Schlink, Bernhard. Vorleser.
Weinstein Company.
Mirage Enterprises (Firm)
Neunte Babelsberg Film (Firm)
Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
Genius Products, Inc.
Standard # 796019819572
Publisher # 1000397 Weinstein Company Home Entertainment
OCLC number 299803252