The Resource 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

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

Label
The reader [videorecording]
Title
The reader [videorecording]
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Academy Award winner, 2009: Best Actress, Kate Winslet.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Chris Menges, Roger Deakins ; production designer, Brigitte Broch ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
Language note
Dialogue in English with optional soundtrack in French, and with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1934-2008
  • 1990-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daldry, Stephen
  • Hare, David
  • Minghella, Anthony
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Gigliotti, Donna
  • Morris, Redmond
  • Winslet, Kate
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Kross, David
  • Olin, Lena
  • Ganz, Bruno
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Genius Products, Inc
  • Weinstein Company
  • Mirage Enterprises
  • Neunte Babelsberg Film (Firm)
  • Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paramours
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Oral reading
  • Law students
  • War crime trials
Technique
live action
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)299803252
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)299803252
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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