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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • 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
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 dialogue, Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.R43 2009
PerformerNote
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-2008
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gigliotti, Donna
  • Minghella, Anthony
  • Morris, Redmond
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Hare, David
  • Daldry, Stephen
  • Fiennes, Ralph
  • Winslet, Kate
  • Schlink, Bernhard
  • Mirage Enterprises
  • Neunte Babelsberg Film (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
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Lectura oral
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
  • Title from container
  • 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
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
  • 1222451
  • (OCoLC)ocn299803252
  • (OCoLC)299803252
  • 1223228
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital
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
  • Title from container
  • 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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (124 min.)
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
  • 1222451
  • (OCoLC)ocn299803252
  • (OCoLC)299803252
  • 1223228
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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