The reader [DVD]

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Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, [2009].
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1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. 
New River Branch Library - DVD - Adult
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Santa Monica, CA : Genius Products, [2009].


General Note
Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
General Note
Special features: Deleted scenes ; featurette on adapting the novel ; a conversation with David Kross and Stephen Daldry ; Kate Winslet on aging the character ; featurette on the composer ; featurette on the production designer ; theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; edited by Claire Simpson ; music by Nico Muhly ; production designer, Brigitte Broch.
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R; for some scenes of sexuality and nudity.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital 5.1.
In English or dubbed French with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Academy Awards, 2009: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kate Winslet).
Golden Globes, 2009: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Winslet).


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hare, D., Daldry, S., Fiennes, R., Winslet, K., Kross, D., Olin, L., Ganz, B., & Schlink, B. (2009). The reader [DVD] . Genius Products.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Hare et al.. 2009. The Reader [DVD]. Genius Products.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

David Hare et al.. The Reader [DVD] Genius Products, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hare, David, et al. The Reader [DVD] Genius Products, 2009.

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