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Author: Stephen DaldryDavid HareAnthony MinghellaSydney PollackDonna GigliottiAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment ; Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Genius Products, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Drama
Teatro
Fiction
Named Person: Bernhard Schlink
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Daldry; David Hare; Anthony Minghella; Sydney Pollack; Donna Gigliotti; Redmond Morris; Nico Muhly; Kate Winslet; Ralph Fiennes; David Kross; Lena Olin; Bruno Ganz; Bernhard Schlink; Weinstein Company.; Mirage Enterprises.; Neunte Babelsberg Film (Firm); Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm); Genius Products, Inc.
OCLC Number: 299803252
Language Note: In English or dubbed French ; optional subtitles in Spanish ; optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
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.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Karoline Herfurth, Linda Bassett, Hannah Herzsprung, Susanne Lothar, Volker Bruch, Matthias Habich.
Awards: Academy Awards 2009: Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: 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.
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.
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.
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"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.

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