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The Resource The Reader, the Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film ; produced by Anthony Minghella...[and others] ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)

The Reader, the Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film ; produced by Anthony Minghella...[and others] ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)

Label
The Reader
Title
The Reader
Statement of responsibility
the Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film ; produced by Anthony Minghella...[and others] ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Academy Awards, Oscar 2009: Best Actress (Kate Winslet)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
Language note
English or French dialogue, with Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.R43 2009
PerformerNote
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Minghella, Anthony
  • Daldry, Stephen
  • Winslet, Kate
  • Kross, David
  • Olin, Lena
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Mirage Enterprises (Firm)
  • Weinstein Company
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paramours
  • Oral reading
  • Law students
  • War crime trials
  • Criminal behavior
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Reader, the Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film ; produced by Anthony Minghella...[and others] ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • 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 raeder; 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn299803252
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4372 READER ; XX-D/PR-D ; 1 DVD/1 AW ; CC ; D01Z ; YFN0903MW205(LAP) ; YFS0909MW65(KA) ; LAP ; VS1101M.
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 299803252
  • (Sirsi) 299803252
  • (OCoLC)299803252
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Reader, the Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film ; produced by Anthony Minghella...[and others] ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • 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 raeder; 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn299803252
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD ; widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
DRAMA 791.4372 READER ; XX-D/PR-D ; 1 DVD/1 AW ; CC ; D01Z ; YFN0903MW205(LAP) ; YFS0909MW65(KA) ; LAP ; VS1101M.
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 299803252
  • (Sirsi) 299803252
  • (OCoLC)299803252
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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