RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 299803252 LA In English or dubbed French ; optional subtitles in Spanish ; optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. T1 The reader A1 Daldry, Stephen., Hare, David,, Minghella, Anthony., Pollack, Sydney,, Gigliotti, Donna., Morris, Redmond., Muhly, Nico., Winslet, Kate., Fiennes, Ralph., Kross, David,, Olin, Lena., Ganz, Bruno., Schlink, Bernhard., Weinstein Company., Mirage Enterprises., Neunte Babelsberg Film (Firm), Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm), Genius Products, Inc., PB Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Genius Products PP [New York, N.Y.]; Santa Monica, Calif. YR 2009 AB "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.