The reader Le liseur
DVD
2009
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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 Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives.

Item Details
Subjects:
Law students -- Germany -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Drama.
Oral reading -- Drama.
Paramours -- Germany -- Drama.
War crime trials -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
Films historiques.
Historical films.
Longs métrages.
Thrillers (Films).
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Daldry, Stephen.
Fiennes, Ralph.
Ganz, Bruno.
Gigliotti, Donna.
Hare, David, 1947-
Kross, David, 1990-
Minghella, Anthony.
Morris, Redmond.
Olin, Lena.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008.
Schlink, Bernhard. Vorleser. English.
Winslet, Kate.
Publisher, Date:
Montreal, Quebec : Alliance Vivafilm, 2008.
Description:
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating : 18A; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Other Title:
Liseur [DVD].
Notes:
Directors of photography, Chris Menges, Roger Deakins ; production designer, Brigitte Broch ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly.
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital.
English or French dialogue, Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Academy Award winner, 2009: Best Actress, Kate Winslet.
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.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
109535/110220
Link to PAC
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