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Author: Ralph FiennesAnthony MinghellaRedmond MorrisSydney PollackStephen DaldryAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Genius Products, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Fiennes; Anthony Minghella; Redmond Morris; Sydney Pollack; Stephen Daldry; David Hare; Kate Winslet; Bernhard Schlink; Donna Gigliotti; David Kross; Lena Olin; Bruno Ganz; Weinstein Company (Firm); Mirage Enterprises (Firm); Neunte Babelsberg Films (Firm); Genius Products (Firm)
OCLC Number: 780031050
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. In English with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
Credits: Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry.
Performer(s): Starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
Awards: Academy Award winner for Best Perfomance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kate Winslet), 2009.
Academy Award nominee for Best Achievement in Cinematography ; Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2009.
Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Winslet).
American Society of Cinematographers ASC Award nominee, 2009.
Golden Globe nominee for Best Director - Motion Picture (Stephen Daldry); Best Motion Picture - Drama ; Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (David Hare), 2009.
BAFTA Film Award winner for Best Leading Actress (Kate Winslet), 2009.
BAFTA Film Award nominee for Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay - Adapted, 2009.
Target Audience: Rated R; some scenes of sexuality and nudity.; IMDb rating: 7.7.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: Deleted scenes ; adapting a timeless masterpiece: Making of "The Reader" ; a conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry ; Kat Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Achmitz ; "A new voice: a look at composer Nico Mahly" ; "Coming to grips with the past": production designer Brigitte Broch ; theartrical trailer.
Other Titles: Vorleser, Der.
Responsibility: the Weinstein Company ; Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Films GmbH.

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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 Hannaś past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.

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