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

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

Label
The reader
Title
The reader
Statement of responsibility
The Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH production ; directed by Stephen Daldry ; screenplay by David Hare ; produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris
Contributor
Actor
Author
Film producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well
Awards note
Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet, Academy Awards 2009.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Chris Menges, Roger Deakins ; production designer, Brigitte Broch ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Nico Muhly ; English novel translation by Carol Brown Janeway
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
OFRB rating: 14A
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing, or Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.R43 2009
PerformerNote
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1934-2008
  • 1990-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Daldry, Stephen
  • Hare, David
  • Minghella, Anthony
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Gigliotti, Donna
  • Morris, Redmond
  • Winslet, Kate
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Kross, David
  • Olin, Lena
  • Ganz, Bruno
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Weinstein Company
  • Mirage Enterprises (Firm)
  • Neunte Babelsberg Film (Firm)
  • Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Genius Products, Inc
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Paramours
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Oral reading
  • Law students
  • War crime trials
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The reader, The Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH production ; directed by Stephen Daldry ; screenplay by David Hare ; produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features : Deleted scenes (42 min.); "The Reader:" Adapting a timeless masterpiece [featurette] (23 min.); A conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry [featurette] (10 min.); Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz [featurette] (13 min.); A new voice: a look at composer Nico Muhly [featurette] (4 min.); Coming to grips with the past: production designer Brigitte Broch [featurette] (8 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
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
Contents
Michael -- Chance meeting -- Flowers for Hanna -- First encounter -- Lessons in love -- Misunderstanding -- Odyssey -- Cycling holiday -- Sophie and Hanna -- Julia -- Law school -- Trial -- Truth about the guards -- Everyone knew -- Stutthof concentration camp -- No answers -- Piece of information -- Verdict -- Return to reading -- Lady with the little dog -- Reunited -- Hanna's release -- Forgiveness -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
61138
Other physical details
sound, color
Ownership
*
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The reader, The Weinstein Company presents ; a Mirage Enterprises production ; a Neunte Babelsberg Film GmBH production ; directed by Stephen Daldry ; screenplay by David Hare ; produced by Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, Redmond Morris, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008
  • Special features : Deleted scenes (42 min.); "The Reader:" Adapting a timeless masterpiece [featurette] (23 min.); A conversation with David Kross & Stephen Daldry [featurette] (10 min.); Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz [featurette] (13 min.); A new voice: a look at composer Nico Muhly [featurette] (4 min.); Coming to grips with the past: production designer Brigitte Broch [featurette] (8 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
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
Contents
Michael -- Chance meeting -- Flowers for Hanna -- First encounter -- Lessons in love -- Misunderstanding -- Odyssey -- Cycling holiday -- Sophie and Hanna -- Julia -- Law school -- Trial -- Truth about the guards -- Everyone knew -- Stutthof concentration camp -- No answers -- Piece of information -- Verdict -- Return to reading -- Lady with the little dog -- Reunited -- Hanna's release -- Forgiveness -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
61138
Other physical details
sound, color
Ownership
*
Publisher number
1000397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 1.85:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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