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The Resource The reader, Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)

The reader, Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)

Label
The reader
Title
The reader
Statement of responsibility
Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • 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
Golden Globes, 2009: best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture (Kate Winslet) ; Academy Awards, 2009: best actress.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Reader (Motion picture)
Credits note
Directors of photography, Roger Deakins, Chris Menges ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
In English, with French audio track ; with English and Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned (SDH: subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing)
PerformerNote
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1990-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daldry, Stephen
  • Hare, David
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Winslet, Kate
  • Kross, David
  • Olin, Lena
  • Ganz, Bruno
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Mirage Enterprises (Firm)
  • Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH (Firm)
  • Weinstein Company
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paramours
  • Oral reading
  • Law students
  • War crime trials
  • Criminal behavior
  • Germany
Technique
live action
Label
The reader, Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn299803252
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Lccn
00504654
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) l00504654
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The reader, Mirage Enterprises ; Neunte Babelsberg Film ; Weinstein Company ; produced by Donna Gigliotti, Anthony Minghella, Redmond Morris, Sydney Pollack ; screenplay by David Hare ; directed by Stephen Daldry, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn299803252
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Lccn
00504654
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
796019819572
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) l00504654
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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