The reader
Blu-ray
2009
2 available of 2 items

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:
Criminal behavior -- Germany -- Drama.
Law students -- Germany -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Drama.
Oral reading -- Drama.
Paramours -- Germany -- Drama.
War crime trials -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
Historical films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Daldry, Stephen.
Fiennes, Ralph.
Ganz, Bruno.
Genius Products, Inc.
Kross, David, 1990-
Mirage Enterprises (Firm)
Olin, Lena.
Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008.
Schlink, Bernhard. Vorleser. English.
Weinstein Company.
Winslet, Kate.
Publisher, Date:
Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, 2009.
Description:
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 18A.
MPAA: R ; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
Other Title:
Reader (Motion picture)
Notes:
Blu-ray disc, widescreen presentation; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround.
The Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; edited by, Claire Simpson ; music by, Nico Muhly.
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.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink.
English or French dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
2000544
Link to PAC
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